An overview of the NZ ME Emissions Factor Source


The New Zealand Government’s Ministry of the Environment publish a comprehensive list of emission factors on an annual basis. The suite of documents released annually is titled “Te ine tukunga: He tohutohu pakihi Measuring emissions: A guide for organisations” and is used by organisations voluntarily reporting their climate impact. In addition, New Zealand based organisations covered under the country’s mandatory climate reporting legislation also use these emission factors as part of their GHG inventories.

The website for NZ ME can be found here.
The website for NZ ME can be found here.
Full Source Name
The New Zealand Ministry of the Environment
Sumday Concise Name
On an annual basis the New Zealand government published a dataset of conversion factors covering Scope 1,2 and Scope 3 emissions sources. Factors are used by New Zealand organisations either voluntarily disclosing their emissions or NZ based organisations covered under the Country’s mandatory climate reporting legislation Each publication includes the annual emissions factors as well as the methods and assumptions used to derive this factors.
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Most Recent Release Year
Earliest Release Year
Next Expected Release Date
August 2024
Sumday Take
For New Zealand organisations the NZ ME factors are the default dataset used for carbon accounting across Scope 1 and 2 and the S3 emissions sources included in the data set. NZ ME does not publish emissions factors covering all of the subcategories under Scope 3 meaning that organisations may need to other datasets in order to have complete coverage over Scope 3 emissions.

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Last updated on January 25, 2024