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 backs School Strike demands

The Green Party backs the demands of the School Strike for Climate.
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Big emitters will have to do more to cut emissions

The biggest polluters will have to do more to help meet climate targets because of changes the Government is making to decade-old settings that hav...
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Pricing must cut agriculture emissions

Cutting climate pollution must be the number one priority for Cabinet when considering how it intends to price agricultural emissions, the Green Pa...
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Agricultural emissions proposal falls short

The He Waka Eke Noa agricultural emissions pricing proposal leaves more questions than answers, the Green Party says.
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Budget 2022: James Shaw Budget Speech

Mr Speaker, It has taken four-and-a-half years to even start to turn the legacy of inaction and neglect from the last time they were in Government ...
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Budget 2022: Greens celebrate landmark investment in climate action

Landmark week for climate action concludes with climate budget Largest ever investment in climate action one of many Green Party wins throughout B...
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Latest Transport Announcements

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Tax legislation makes Green Party change to public transport tax

Following years of political pressure from the Green Party the Government will finally exclude public transport subsidies from the fringe benefit tax.
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New public transport model must be backed with investment

The Green Party has once again shown that bringing people together to demand change works, with the announcement today that the Government will giv...
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Transport inquiry chance to get regional rail back on track

The Greens will continue to push for climate friendly, affordable transport options as part of a new cross-party Parliamentary inquiry into the fut...
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Free public transport better for climate and inequality

The Green Party is on board with the extension of half-price public transport, but once again calls on the Government to go further and make public...
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Greens say fuel tax cut could have saved regional passenger rail, reduce fossil fuel reliance

For the cost of cutting taxes to petrol for three months, the Government could have ensured the future of a transformational increase to passenger ...
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Get moving with Wellington light rail now

The Green Party is calling on the Government to guarantee that it will complete light rail and improve walking, cycling, and bus journeys across We...
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Latest Energy and Resources Announcements

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The search for fossil fuels must come to an end

Following a High Court decision yesterday the Green Party is calling on the Government to amend the Crown Minerals Act to end fossil fuel extractio...
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Budget 2022: Greens welcome winter energy support and funding for community energy

New cost of living payment closely aligned to Green Party policy to expand the Winter Energy Payment Extension and improvement of Warmer Kiwi Home...
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Supercharging decarbonisation & transforming the energy system

Scaling up actions to decarbonise industry with high impact co-investment of national significance Investing in electricity infrastructure to supp...
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No new mines: It’s time to uphold your promise

The Green Party has launched a campaign calling on the Minister for Conservation, Kiritapu Allan and Minister for Energy, Megan Woods to fulfil a p...
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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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