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Our mission is environmental stewardship for a prosperous New Zealand – tiakina te taiao kia tōnui a Aotearoa. Find out more about our role and who we work with on environmental issues.


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The Government is seeking public input for the development of its proposed Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap.

Read the discussion paper to find out more

The Government is reviewing the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.


See the summary of submissions from stage one of the review which was on priority issues.

See the outcome of the review on priority issues.

The Ministry is continuing to analyse feedback from the second stage of the review.

The ozone layer is on course to return to 1980 levels around mid-century latest findings show.


Read about the international protocol that is making it happen and New Zealand’s involvement.

Use our interactive tool to access and manipulate the latest data in New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory to see how our emissions have changed over time. 


Access the tracker from the top of the New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory web page.

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