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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.


The Government has announced it will start the process to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.


Read more on the Beehive website

Find out more about the Paris Agreement on our website





Para Kore Marae’s waste minimisation project has won an international environment-sustainability award.


See the media release on the Radio New Zealand website

Read more about the project on this website


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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.

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