Emissions Reduction Plan consultation

Opportunities to have your say.

The Government has released its consultation on the Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) in response to the Climate Change Commission’s final advice. This is a significant step in tackling our emissions profile across the economy through to 2035.

Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition have put out an initial press statement in response. We are in the process of reviewing the document and will send members our initial high-level analysis. A focus of this analysis will be on assessing how the Government has accounted for the key points we previously made in response to the Commission’s advice, through our collective SBC/CLC submission.

As you know the Government extended the timeframe for delivering its final report as a result of the recent Delta outbreak. Submissions on the ERP are due by 24 November 2021 and the new statutory deadline to publish the final plan is 31 May 2022.

We will produce a joint CLC/SBC submission on the draft ERP following a similar process to that from earlier this year when responding to the Commission’s advice. This will include online workshops and two review rounds.

Key dates



Friday 15 October 2021

Initial analysis to members

Tuesday 19 October

Workshop for all members – SBC/CLC only*

1 – 2 November

SBC circulate first draft of submission

3 – 8 November

Workshops on key sectoral/thematic focus areas

Wednesday 3 November, 3pm – 4.30pm

All member workshop: Introductory session with MfE on ERP discussion document  (45 minutes)

SBC presentation and discussion on first draft of response to Govt

Friday, 5 November, 12 – 1pm

Sectoral workshop: Agriculture

Friday, 5 November, 3 – 4.30pm

Sectoral workshop: Transport

Monday, 8 November, 9.30 – 10.30am

Sectoral workshop: Building and Construction

Monday, 8 November, 11.30am – 1pm

Cross cutting workshop: Business/Government interface; Research, Science & Innovation; Funding & financing; Emissions Pricing

Monday, 8 November. 3.30 – 4.30pm

Sectoral workshop: Energy and Industry

Monday 8 November, 2 – 3pm

Thematic workshop: Equitable transitions

Monday 8 November

Member comments due back on first draft

Tuesday 16 November

SBC circulate second draft of submission

Friday 19 November

Member comments due back on second draft

Wednesday 24 November

Submission due

These events are for SBC/CLC members only. Registration links will be sent to members as they become available.

We recognise that managing the impact of the recent lockdowns is remains a priority for many of you, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to engage in this process over the next six weeks. Kate Wilson Butler and Laurette Siemonek will be leading this work and are available to talk anything through.