Carbon Credits

EAS supports New Zealand landowners to identify and register eligible forests to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The ETS represents a great opportunity for landowners to create revenue streams and offset greenhouse gas emissions.

Landholders have until 31st December 2022 to claim for any carbon credits related to the growth of eligible forest since 2018, with current MPI processing times taking up to 6 months – the end of this window of opportunity is fast approaching.

How we work with you

Step 1 - Eligibility Assessment

Using a combination of digital sensing tools and EAS’s experience in the field, we will analyse your property to identify eligible forest areas for registration to the ETS. We will also work with you to define additional areas which could become eligible through changes in land management or through planting.

We will then develop a report containing a clear and concise overview of the ETS as it relates to you, as well as an analysis and estimate of the size of potential opportunities present on your property.

The report will also include an overview of the initial and ongoing costs of becoming a participant in the ETS, allowing you to make an informed decision on whether you would like to proceed to development

Step 2 - Development

We will collect all of the relevant information for registration with the ETS and assist with setting up a holding account for storage and management of carbon credits. We will also complete any mapping and fieldwork needed to enter your forest areas into the ETS. We will also handle all and any consultation with the Ministry for Primary Industries. At the completion of development your eligible forest areas will be registered to the ETS and all the related carbon credits claimed.

Step 3 – Ongoing Reporting

We file your returns during the reporting period and ensure your registered forests meet all the regulatory reporting requirements.

We are able to file the returns required to claim ongoing carbon credits earned in the forest areas that you have registered in the ETS, as well as ensuring your registered forests meet all regulatory reporting requirements.

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If you are interested in working with EAS to understand your opportunities related to the ETS, please email us at and we will be in touch soon.

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