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The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw.

In accepting the findings of the independent review into last year’s Census, the Minister of Statistics has pointed to the review’s findings that the most important statistical information regarding population coverage is better than previous census surveys have achieved.

The Minister for Climate Change and the Associate Minister of Health have congratulated the winners of this year’s Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards for their outstanding work in reducing carbon emissions.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today released the Government’s Climate Action Plan in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the low emissions economy.

Ministerial Diary July 2019

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A third set of fixes to the ETS has been made as the Government continues its work with industry to reach our climate change goals, Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Forestry Minister Shane Jones said.

The Minister for Climate Change has welcomed today’s report from Transpower examining New Zealand’s future energy options.

The Government has welcomed Danone’s announcement today of a $40 million investment into making its Balclutha milk powder plant carbon neutral.

The Minister for Climate Change has welcomed a new and stronger pledge from the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what’s needed to limit warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

There is still time for people who want to play a critical role in Aotearoa New Zealand’s climate change action to put their names forward for the independent Climate Change Commission, says the Minister for Climate Change.

The Government has welcomed Fonterra’s commitment today to speed up its transition away from using coal.

The Government has reached an historic consensus with farming leaders to implement farm-level pricing of climate change emissions from the agriculture sector by 2025; signalling a strong commitment from the Government and farming leadership to cooperate in order to tackle climate change, announced the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw.

Ministerial Diary June 2019

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The Minister for Climate Change is welcoming a Statistics New Zealand report on how emissions are tracking across the economy.

Hon James Shaw Diary Disclosure May 2019 FINAL

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The Minister for Climate Change has congratulated New Zealand’s Climate Leaders Coalition on its milestone in now having signed up 100 members.

​​​​​​​The Wellbeing Budget provides opportunities to grow and modernise New Zealand’s economy while ensuring a just transition to a low emissions future. We need to preserve and enhance our environment, as part of the foundation for our long-term wellbeing.

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The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament with near unanimous support.

I move, that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

Ministerial diary April 2019

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The second set of improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) have been announced to further encourage greenhouse gas emissions reductions and increase forestry planting, said the Minister for Climate Change.

Ministerial diary March 2019

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Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, today met with United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, to discuss a range of global and regional climate change issues.