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 Energy and Resources Announcements

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Greens launch petition to save oil and gas ban

The Green Party has launched a petition to save the ban on oil and gas exploration.
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Greens would push Labour much further on solar power

Labour’s plan to support rooftop solar is a step in the right direction, but falls short of what could be achieved through the Green Party’s Clean ...
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Bills lower, climate happier under Green Party plan

Labour’s announcement of an energy rebate is a step in the right direction, but the Greens’ Clean Power Payment would do much more for households.
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Government must stop all new oil and gas exploration

The Green Party are welcoming a pause on all remaining oil and gas exploration, and call on the Government to stop it all together. 
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Crown mineral change does not go far enough

Long overdue changes to the Crown Minerals Act are a welcome step in the right direction but the Government needs to go further to end the nonsensi...
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Fix electricity market to help both climate and cost of living

The four big electricity companies should be required to reinvest massive profits into cutting both household bills and climate pollution, the Gree...
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Latest Transport Announcements

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Govt takes transport system further down dead end road

The Government’s Land Transport GPS is another example of short-term thinking that will hurt our climate and communities. 
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Aratere grounding highlights urgent need for replacement ships

The grounding of the Aratere Interislander Ferry is a wake-up call to the Coalition Government; they need to front up with a realistic long term so...
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Risks far outweigh rewards in speed limit increases

The coalition’s careless approach to speed limits will come at the cost of community safety and see our road toll continue to climb. 
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Coalition of climate deniers have heads buried in potholes

The Government’s move to pour billions into potholes whilst remaining inactive on climate change does nothing to solve our transport system's core ...
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The Coalition Government and its road to yesterday

Today’s Budget will lead our transport network down a road of more emissions and more misery. 
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Roads over everything else will cost people and planet

This morning’s announcement from the Minister of Transport highlights his lack of ideas and lack of appetite to confront the climate crisis. 
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Latest Climate Change Announcements

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Failure of climate auction highlights government inaction

The lack of bids at today’s ETS auction is a sad indictment on this Government's staggering indifference to the climate crisis and their lack of a ...
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Budget cuts chances of liveable future

Scrutiny of Budget 24 and advice to the Minister of Finance shows the Government is knowingly increasing emissions and shredding climate action.
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Farmers among first and worst hit by climate change

The Government has once again kicked the climate action can down the road by removing agricultural emissions from the Emissions Trading Scheme. 
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Government to add oil and gas to climate fire

The Government deciding to lift the oil and gas ban in the middle of a climate crisis is a severe step backwards that will have serious consequence...
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Coalition of cowards slashes investment in climate action

Actions speak louder than words and this Government's attack on the climate will ripple through generations, says the Green Party. 
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Coalition of coal will prove catastrophic for climate

The Government’s plans to ramp up coal mining in the heat of a climate crisis will see our chances of a liveable future melt away.
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