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.