Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Approval to Begin the Parliamentary Treaty Examination Process
Date: October 2016
This paper proposes that Cabinet:
- agree to present the Paris Agreement and the national interest analysis for the Paris Agreement to the House of Representatives for Parliamentary treaty examination
- agree to New Zealand’s first nationally determined contribution, and
- agree to New Zealand ratifying the Paris Agreement subject to satisfactory completion of the Parliamentary treaty examination process and New Zealand taking into account ratification by major economies.