Productivity Commission - Low-Emissions Economy Submission

2 October 2017

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Summary

A core component of helping to build a low-emission economy at the same time as ensuring our country and people can prosper is through creating a higher-value economy, where the goods and services we produce move up the value chain, creating higher value for their input (emission) costs.

We believe the Productivity Commission should put particular emphasis on policies and conditions that can move our economy down a higher-value and more productive path.

Although manufacturing has a relatively low carbon footprint in New Zealand, especially for those at the higher-value add end of the spectrum, there are opportunities for this to be lowered while improving productivity at the same time.  Much of this lies in increased adaptation of productivity-improving technology and the continued development of process innovation.