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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New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting

New Zealand will be the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks, the Minister for Climate Change Jame...
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Greens unveil $297m fund to support sustainable food and farming

The Green Party has released its Farming for the Future Plan, including a $297m fund to support farmers and growers to transition to climate-friend...
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Farming For The Future

Here in Aotearoa, we can have a thriving and sustainable farming sector that is good for farmers, good for people, and good for the planet. By maki...
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Supporting farmers to be part of the solution

Our farmers are already leading the way toward climate-friendly agriculture - but governments must support them to go further, faster.   The Green ...
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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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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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Latest Transport Announcements

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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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Auckland’s Transport Future

As our biggest city, with well-known transport issues, it’s crucial we act now and ensure people living in Auckland can get where they need to; no ...
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Latest Energy and Resources Announcements

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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 yea...
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2020

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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Policy

Energy Policy

A just transition to a sustainable economy means using affordable, clean fuels and creating new jobs in clean energy industries. Greening the energ...
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