Nature sustains us and is the basis of all life. 

In Government the Greens have led the way in making sure our precious plants and animals are protected, and our wild places are looked after for future generations. 

We've achieved a huge amount

Our increased support for the Department of Conservation has led to the biggest funding increase in decades, meaning more rangers can do more work to protect nature for all of us. 

Plastics are being phased out to prevent pollution of our oceans.

Major water reforms are underway to end the destruction of freshwater habitats through pollution and over-use of water. 

Our no new mines policy has protected conservation land from the effects of mining, such as pollution and the destruction of unique plants and animals.

A huge new area of land has been added to the Kahurangi National Park.

And we need to go further and faster

We believe that government must do more, and faster, to protect nature and make sure our grandkids inherit a thriving beautiful natural environment.

Protection for seabirds, dolphins and other ocean animals is critical and we need to see more action on this. 

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 Environment Announcements

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NZ needs strong protection against water privatisation

New Zealanders deserve strong protection against the future privatisation of water assets, the Green Party says.
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Nature missing in RMA reform

The Government has missed a crucial opportunity to redesign the resource management system with climate and nature at its heart. 
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Report shows reducing actual farming emissions vital

Evidence shows that relying on offsets to reduce agriculture’s impact on the climate will not work, the Green Party says.
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Budget 2022: Greens call for urgency with nature-first climate investments

Budget 2022 shows progress on conservation commitments in the Green Party’s cooperation agreement Green Party achievements in the last Government ...
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Nature needs us to act right now

The Green Party welcomes the release of the implementation plan for Te Mana o te Taiao Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and calls on the ...
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Urgent action needed to bring natural environment back from the brink

The release today of Environment Aotearoa 2022 is a sobering reminder of what is at stake if the Government does not step up and take urgent action...
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Latest Conservation Announcements

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Time for Labour to deliver on No New Mines

The Green Party is today welcoming reports of Government progress towards having no new mines on conservation land.
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Urgent action needed at home following global deal for nature

The Green Party welcomes an historic new global agreement to protect 30% of the planet for nature by the end of the decade and calls on the Governm...
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Swimmable rivers and healthy lakes could soon be out of reach

The Green Party is calling on the Government to tighten the rules on synthetic fertiliser use and intensive land use, including intensive winter gr...
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Bill to ban mining on conservation land pulled from biscuit tin

Following months of work by the Green Party and community and environmental organisations, Parliament will have the opportunity to pass legislation...
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Stewardship land recommendations fall short of protecting nature

The proposed reclassification of stewardship land on the West Coast doesn’t go far enough to protect nature and the area’s spectacular landscapes, ...
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Nature needs us to act right now

The Green Party welcomes the release of the implementation plan for Te Mana o te Taiao Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and calls on the ...
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