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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government is today delivering landmark action on climate change – the biggest challenge facing the world and New Zealand.
In March this year, tens of thousands of New Zealand school students went on strike to protest a lack of decisive action on climate change. We are acting now.
Submissions on improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) show that there is broad support to make improvements to the scheme, says the Minister for Climate Change.
The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today shows why the Government’s plan to clean up our waterways and make New Zealand carbon-neutral is so crucial, Environment Minister David Parker said.
New Zealand’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows emissions are on the rise, underscoring why the Government is taking action on climate change.
The Minister for Climate Change welcomes the Ministry for the Environment’s appointment of an expert panel to create the framework for New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment.
New survey research, released today, shows farmers are focused on sustainability and the impacts of climate change more than ever.
Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will see 89 million more trees planted in the coming years and an extra 45 million tonnes of carbon dioxide stored in New Zealand’s forests.
The Minister for Climate Change thanks the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment for his latest report examining an alternative approach to dealing with long-term climate change targets and policies.
Changes to the Terms of Reference for the Interim Climate Change Committee will better prepare the Government to initiate meaningful change to key legislation, addressing the implications of our changing climate.
A new OECD report highlights Hawke’s Bay’s collaborative and future-orientated plan for rising seas.
Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei, o Papatūānuku e takoto nei, o te Taiao e awhi nei, ki runga i a tātou. Tīhei mauri ora!
The Minister for Climate Change has congratulated The Warehouse Group on achieving carboNZero certification.
The Minister for Climate Change has welcomed new New Zealand-led research that warns of more “dangerous and unpredictable” weather in the future if the world doesn’t get more serious about climate change action.
The Minister for Climate Change says Government recognises the challenges facing many on the frontline of coastal impacts from sea level rise.
The Minister for Climate Change congratulates recipients in the 2019 New Year’s Honours whose work is helping Aotearoa New Zealand understand and address climate change.
New Zealand has signed onto the Birmingham Declaration on Zero Emissions Vehicles, committing to a zero emissions future for transport.
At the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, European Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw met and agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation on emissions trading systems.
New Zealand will begin phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from 2020 as part of an international effort expected to avoid 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming.