- About climate change: What is climate change and what are key facts about climate change? This section gives an overview of the topic, discusses climate change impacts, how climate change might affect your region, and provides links to climate change science summaries by international scientific organisations, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- Policies and initiatives: An overview of the Government’s major climate change policies and strategies, local government’s role in climate change policy, Kyoto Protocol initiatives and a history of climate change policy. See also the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
- Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (LUCAS): LUCAS tracks and quantifies changes in New Zealand land use, particularly since 1990. It is helping New Zealand meet its international reporting requirements under the Kyoto Protocol.
- New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions: This section provides an introduction to the Ministry’s reporting mechanisms on our emissions – New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Net Position report – as well as information about New Zealand’s liability under the Kyoto Protocol.
- International forums and agreements: This section summarises the main international forums and agreements on climate change and the international response to climate change.
- Adapting to climate change: In New Zealand climate change could have significant impacts on our economy, environment and society. The section gives an overview of climate change adaptation initiatives relating to local and central government, communities, and the agricultural and forestry sector. It also contains information about the Engineering Lifelines and Emergency Management programme.
- Consultation: This page summarises current and historical engagement and consultation on climate change policies.
- Resources: This section provides links to a range of information resources on climate change policy including media releases, case studies, cabinet papers, publications and local government guidance materials.
Further information about climate change can be found on the Climate Change website.
Last updated:17 May 2013