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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Green Party welcomes PCE report that calls for more sustainable tourism

The Green Party welcomes the report that calls for more sustainable tourism by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
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Green Party delivers on reducing transport emissions

The Green Party is already delivering on its commitment for cleaner, climate-friendly transport through our Cooperation Agreement with the Government.
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Green Party supports demands by School Strike 4 Climate NZ

The Green Party supports the demands by School Strike 4 Climate NZ that were announced today.
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Greens only party with plan to meet scale of climate challenge

A new report showing that the effects of climate change are already being felt in Aotearoa New Zealand shows the importance of the Green Party push...
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Greens welcome Labour’s climate commitments, will push for more action to match the scale of the crisis

The Green Party welcomes Labour’s commitment to reduce climate emissions in the next term of Government, but would go further and faster to address...
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Green Party announces plan for net zero energy buildings

If re-elected, the Green Party would work towards net zero energy new buildings by 2030 in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon futur...
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Latest Transport Announcements

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Green Party delivers on reducing transport emissions

The Green Party is already delivering on its commitment for cleaner, climate-friendly transport through our Cooperation Agreement with the Government.
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Greens announce bold transport plan for Auckland to tackle climate change and congestion

The Green Party has today outlined a major transport plan for Auckland including new investments in light rail, busways, an expansion of regional r...
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Greens announce bold transport plan for Wellington to tackle climate change and congestion

The Green Party has today outlined a major transport plan for Wellington including investments in light rail, an expansion of regional passenger ra...
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Greens announce bold transport plan for Christchurch to tackle climate change and congestion

The Green Party has today outlined a major transport plan for Christchurch including new investments in commuter rail, a high frequency bus service...
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Greens announce bold plan to ensure NZ transport tackles climate change

The Green Party will transform how New Zealanders get around to address the climate crisis, with a comprehensive climate-focused transport package. 
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Future of Transport

We know we are running out of time to address the climate crisis, and our Future of Transport Plan goes a long way to ensuring that we're doing our...
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Latest Energy and Resources Announcements

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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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Clean energy

We know we need to go further and faster on climate action, which is why we’re proposing a plan to kick-start the transition to end the use of foss...
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