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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Budget 2022: James Shaw Budget Speech

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY 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 t...
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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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Budget 2022: Govt must build on half price fare extension and make public transport free

Green Party welcomes extension to half price fares Permanent half price fares for Community Services Card holders includes many students, which he...
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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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Landmark climate plan secures path to net zero

Emissions Reduction Plan prepares New Zealand for the future, ensuring country is on track to meet first emissions budget, securing jobs, and unloc...
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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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Latest Transport Announcements

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Budget 2022: Govt must build on half price fare extension and make public transport free

Green Party welcomes extension to half price fares Permanent half price fares for Community Services Card holders includes many students, which he...
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Transport to drive down emissions

Kiwi families will be supported to make the transition to low-emission alternatives through the establishment of the Clean Car Upgrade, a scrap-and...
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Greens launch petition for free public transport

The Green Party is 100% on board with half-price public transport, but calls on the Government to go further and make public transport free - for g...
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Green Party win will help reduce transport emissions

“Today we have taken an important step towards ensuring people have more clean and green ways of getting around,” says Ricardo Menéndez March, Gree...
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Build Auckland light rail for benefit of everyone

The Government’s decision on light rail in Auckland is the first step towards building the climate friendly, accessible city our communities deserve.
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This is our chance to build a better Wellington

We have a real chance to build resilient, more vibrant communities.   Right now there are pivotal decisions being made about the future of Wellingt...
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Latest Energy and Resources Announcements

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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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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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