The Government will have a lot of reading to do after receiving a flood of submissions on the Zero Carbon Bill.
Around 10,000 people and organisations have expressed their view on the proposed 2050 carbon-neutral target.
Climate Change Minister James Shaw says it is a staggering response.
"On average I think we get about 500 submissions - this is about 20 times our average."
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Mr Shaw says there is general belief that people want the ambitious 2050 target.
"They know that it's going to be more challenging for some sectors, therefore the Government has a responsibility to target our policies towards those sectors that are going through a greater level of transition than others."
Final submissions close at 5pm Thursday.
"The Zero Carbon Bill is designed to set a framework for the next 30 years for our economy - it's sufficiently significant that I think every Kiwi should have their say on it," Mr Shaw told The AM Show in June, when consultation began.