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This Working Paper describes a possible design for a low-level charge on the use of carbon leading to carbon dioxide CO2 emissions in New Zealand.
It does not discuss whether or not New Zealand should introduce such a charge; what the rate of a carbon charge might be; or what the revenues from a carbon charge could be used for. These issues will be considered by the Government in early 1998. Instead, it addresses:
- the context and objective of a possible carbon charge;
- design principles;
- administrative issues; and
- legislative issues.
- This Working Paper has been developed by officials from the Treasury, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry for the Environment, Inland Revenue Department and New Zealand Customs Service.