Climate change action in New Zealand

This page has information on New Zealand's action on climate change in 2016.

Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time. Each one of us needs to work on ways to cut our emissions, adapt to the effects of climate change, and become more resilient to the changes that are coming.

All countries in the Paris Agreement are asked to develop a long-term plan to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts and develop resilience to climate change.  New Zealand is not starting from scratch. Government, businesses, researchers and communities are already working on tackling these challenges.

The report titled 'New Zealand's action on climate change' illustrates the breadth of activities that are underway in 2016. It highlights areas where policies and decision-making need to take into account the broader climate change objectives. This information will be updated as New Zealand continues on its path towards a low emissions future.

See the report: New Zealand’s action on climate change

Find out more

Minister's media release: Climate snapshot shows NZ’s progress (22 September 2016)