We’re focused on reducing our climate emissions and building a global consensus on protecting our climate for future generations. We are working hard to support communities through the transition to a low carbon future, and to provide guidance and resources for communities that need to adapt to rising seas and changing weather patterns.

We’ve achieved a huge amount

We’ve achieved more action on climate change as part of this government than the last 30 years of government combined. We are making great progress, including:

We’ve banned new offshore oil and gas exploration to make sure fossil fuels stay in the ground.

Our Zero Carbon Act has been passed unopposed in Parliament meaning New Zealand is now on a course to net-zero emissions with cross-party support.

We’ve completely reprioritised transport planning to boost low carbon options like public transport, alongside new walking and cycling projects worth $1 billion.

Innovation and investment to create low-carbon industry is being supported by our Green Investment Fund

A sustainable Farming Fund was announced as part of the Wellbeing Budget to deliver crucial support for farmers to innovate and bring their emissions down.

All government decisions that have a big impact on carbon emissions will now be checked to make sure they are consistent with our net-zero goals.

And we need to go further and faster

We’re committed to doing what’s right, to protect our climate for future generations. Whilst we have made great progress, we need to go further and faster to reduce our emissions and support communities through the change.

We’ve campaigned to extend the moratorium on oil and gas permits, to include climate change considerations as part of the resource management act, and fought for the Crown Minerals Act to be reformed so that it no longer promotes drilling and mining of fossil fuels.

There's a huge amount to do and we will be announcing new policy and big, bold ideas as part of the general election in 2020.

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It's time to pay our essential workers a dignified wage

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We need to remove all public money managed by the Government from climate-changing fossil fuel industries.
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Latest Climate Change Announcements

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Another Green win as climate change considerations inserted into the RMA

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Greens welcome new ACC zero carbon plans, call for ruling out any future fossil fuel investment

The Green Party welcomes the ACC’s announcement to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but emphasises the need to go further, and faster to t...
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Climate Change Policy

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COVID-19 recovery: Greens call for investment in people and nature

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Energy Policy

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Greens celebrate KiwiSaver divestment win, call for further and faster action

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Latest Transport Announcements

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Green Party welcomes new approach to delivering light rail

The Green Party welcomes the decision to not proceed with Public Public Investment (PPI) delivery of Auckland’s light rail project and to instead r...
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Greens push for large intercity rail infrastructure to ensure sustainable post-COVID-19 rebuild

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Transport Policy

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New road safety investment and action plan to save lives

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Roadside Drug Testing to be Introduced

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Discounted electric-bikes offered to public sector workers

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Latest Energy and Resources Announcements

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Energy Policy

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Flicking the switch on a clean powered public service

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New Zealanders asked to help shape future climate and energy policy

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Grants for clean green transport options welcome

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Government will review last remaining taxpayer supports for fossil fuel industries

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Murdoch report another nail in the coffin for Anadarko Amendment

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