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.

Latest Climate Change Announcements

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Principles for guiding the Emissions Reduction Plan Speech

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
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Clean car package to drive down emissions

New rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles start July 1 with up to $8,625 for new vehicles and $3,450 for used. Electric vehicle charger...
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Foundations laid for strong climate action

$300 million to accelerate investment in low-carbon technology $67.4 million to implement the Carbon Neutral Government Programme, including a sig...
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Green Party supports Budget 2021 which will help those in poverty

The Green Party supports the 2021 Budget which increases income support for New Zealanders living in poverty, and we’ll continue to push for a long...
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Govt to rev up reductions in transport emissions

The Government is calling for feedback on a range of potential policies to eliminate emissions in the transport sector. Transport Minister Michael ...
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Carbon neutral government a step closer

The Government is rolling out its plan for a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 by committing funding to a range of clean energy projects, includ...
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Latest Transport Announcements

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Climate crisis demands better transport options

The Green Party said the Government’s decision to scrap the Northern Pathway highlights the need for urgent, people-centred transport options.
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Greens say Govt investment in public transport, walking, cycling is not enough

The Green Party welcomes the $6 billion being invested in public transport, walking and cycling through the National Land Transport Programme, as a...
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Auckland Central Transport

Auckland Central can have rapid public transport networks, safe streets for walking and cycling, ease of mobility for disabled folks and parents wi...
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Clean car package to drive down emissions

New rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles start July 1 with up to $8,625 for new vehicles and $3,450 for used. Electric vehicle charger...
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Greens welcome Auckland walking and cycling bridge, call for more climate focus

The Green Party is welcoming the Government’s renewed commitment to safe walking and cycling across the Waitematā Harbour, but warning that new hig...
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Green Party launches petition for publicly-owned public transport

The Green Party is launching a petition calling on the Government to remove legislative barriers to public ownership of our public transport depots...
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Latest Energy and Resources Announcements

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Clean, reliable electricity needs active Government leadership

Government leadership to increase reliable, clean, renewable electricity generation is the only credible way to prevent power outages as we tackle ...
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Electricity market reforms needed

The Electricity Authority’s finding that an “Undesirable Trading Saturation” caused power prices to rise and extra fossil fuels to be burnt shows t...
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Labour’s energy policy shows progress, but more action needed to protect the planet

The Green Party says Labour’s energy policy is a step in the right direction, but the Greens would go further and faster to meaningfully tackle the...
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Stronger Green voice needed next term to stop more mining on or under conservation land

The Green Party is strongly opposed to MBIE’s decision to grant mining permits under public conservation land in the Coromandel.
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Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer

Getting low-emission trucks on the road is a step closer with investment in infrastructure to support hydrogen vehicles, the Energy and Resources M...
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Clean Energy Plan

The Green Party has always been clear that climate change needs to be tackled now, and we’ve done more in the last three years than the past 30 ye...
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