Emmission Trading Scheme

What is the ETS and how does it work?


The ETS is a carbon market that affects Aotearoa.  It is based on the fact that trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, so the more trees we plant, the more carbon dioxide will be taken out of the atmosphere.   The ETS places a value on the amount of carbon dioxide that is taken out of the atmosphere (the term that is used for this process is “sequestration”).