This section provides information on the Green Ribbon Awards, and other New Zealand and international environmental awards.
A list of Acts administered by the Ministry with links to information on each Act.
An overview of biodiversity in New Zealand, roles and responsibilities for managing biodiversity and initiatives to protect biodversity.
Cabinet papers related to the Ministry for the Environment's areas of responsibility, and which have been approved for release, are provided here along with their associated Cabinet minutes, briefing notes and regulatory impact statements.
Environmental education resources for teachers and information on the Youth EnviroLeader's Forum, World Environment Day and the Environmental Choice New Zealand eco-label.
The way we live is having a serious impact on our environment. We are currently consulting on a number of proposed policies.
Information on the roles and responsibilities of government agencies within the energy sector and legislative tools for electricity transmission and renewable electricity generation.
Major environmental remediation projects that the Ministry for the Environment has been involved in.
The Ministry for the Environment manages environmental funds on behalf of our Ministers. Find out how to apply for funding.
Environmental risks we face and how New Zealand manages those risks.
Information on multilateral environmental agreements. We also support MFAT on trade and environmental matters. Find out more on the MFAT website.
An overview of natural hazards management in New Zealand including the Ministry's response following the Canterbury earthquakes and flood risk management.
Information on the science and data we need and use for our policy and reporting work, including access to our datasets.
Information on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, Urban Development Authorities proposal, New Zealand Urban Design Protocol, and medium-density housing.
Cabinet minute for the Cabinet Paper: Update on the proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand.