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  • cover of snapshot greenhouse gas inventory
    April 2019
    This snapshot of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions summarises New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory and how the inventory data are used to monitor progress towards New Zealand’s emissions reduction targets. Read more
  • image of New Zealand's environment at a glance infographic
    October 2015
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s environment. It presents key findings from ‘Environment Aotearoa 2015’ in a graphic for use online or as a printed poster. Read more
  • Climate policy and NZETS cover
    July 2019
    This factsheet about the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment.    Read more
  • infographic pdf cover
    October 2016
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand's marine environment. It presents key findings from 'Our marine environment 2016'. Read more
  • Cover of New Zealand's land at a glance
    April 2018
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s land. It presents key findings from Our land 2018. Read more
  • cover of Pathway to a low-emissions future in New Zealand
    August 2019
    This infographic shows our pathway to a low-emissions future, highlighting work underway and setting out our goals to 2050. Read more
  • ETS 2012 Amendments: Synthetic Greenhouse Gases cover
    July 2012
    This information sheet provides guidance on the key changes for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (SGGs) sector.  Read more
  • This leaflet provides an overview of the proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.
    July 2008
    This leaflet provides an overview of the proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. The NES came into effect on 1 July 2011. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2011
    This environment snapshot has been superseded by the October 2012 Recreational water quality in New Zealand indicator update and the 2013 Suitability for swimming indicator update. Read more
  • Cover for industrial allocation under nz ets
    December 2009
    This fact sheet provides information about industrial allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Read more
  • Cover for gm controls and recommendations oct01
    October 2001
    This information sheet, published in 2001, provides information on controls in New Zealand for genetic modification and looks at recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. Read more
  • emissions-trading-bulletin
    December 2007
    This bulletin outlines the process for developing regulations for the implementation of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Read more
  • adapting-impacts-climate-change-oct07.pdf
    October 2007
    This information sheet covers the two main ways we can take action on climate change: reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to cope better with the physical impacts. Read more
  • cover of the snapshot
    December 2017
    This snapshot presents the key findings from New Zealand’s Seventh National Communication and Third Biennial Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It also summarises New Zealand’s latest 2020 Net Position report.   Read more
  • October 2009
    This bulletin provides background information on regulations setting out data collection and reporting requirements for people who carry out other removal activities and may be eligible to claim New Zealand Units under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. Read more
  • Land use environmental snapshot
    January 2010
    This environmental snapshot provides information on the pressures on New Zealand’s environment from land use. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on the biophysical condition of New Zealand's rivers. Read more
  • freshwater-infosheet-apr06
    April 2006
    In early 2005, the Government held meetings throughout New Zealand to discuss problems facing water management , and to identify possible solutions. This document summarises what we found out, and what we believe needs to be done to improve freshwater management in New Zealand. Read more
  • enz07-air-info-sheet-jun08
    Air
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-atmosphere-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-biodiversity-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-energy-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-freshwater-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-household-consumption-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Environment New Zealand 2007: Land
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-transport-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-waste-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Oceans
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of New Zealand’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Cover of Delivering freshwater reform: A high level overview
    July 2014
    This leaflet explains what New Zealanders need to know about improving the way we manage our fresh water. Read more
  • Serum study: A summary of the findings
    May 2001
    This paper is a summary of the report, "Concentrations of selected organochlorines in serum from the non-occupationally exposed New Zealand Population". Read more
  • Our water: Groundwater  Quality
    November 2009
    This information sheet presents the key findings from data collected from over 900 groundwater sites throughout New Zealand between 1995 and 2008. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on some of the values associated with New Zealand’s fresh and marine waters, measuring recreational water quality. Read more
  • Cover of fact sheet
    May 2016
    This fact sheet provides information on the phase out of the transitional one-for-two measure from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. Read more
  • Factsheet cover single use plastic bags
    May 2019
    This factsheet has information for businesses on the on the Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018 which take effect in New Zealand on 1 July 2019. Read more
  • Cover of climate change reporting factsheet
    July 2019
    This factsheet is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment. It is about the Ministry's climate change reporting work programme.   Read more
  • Climate change impacts on New Zealand
    June 2017
    This map provides an indication of the potential regional impacts of climate change in New Zealand. It is not an attempt to provide a comprehensive summary of all the impacts. Read more
  • August 2015
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • December 2015
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • June 2015
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • Urban Leader
    March 2015
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • October 2014
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • August 2014
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • June 2014
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • May 2014
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • April 2014
    The Urban Leader is a bi-monthly newsletter for Urban Design Protocol signatories. It provides regular, informative and relevant information about urban design initiatives to help you champion good urban design in New Zealand. Read more
  • ETS 2012 Amendments: Biological Emissions from Agriculture in the ETS cover
    July 2012
    The Government made amendments to the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme through the passage of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2012. This fact sheet has information on those changes. Read more
  • September 2009
    In September 2009 the Government introduced the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill to Parliament, proposing a number of changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. This bulletin contains a summary of these changes. Read more
  • October 2009
    This bulletin provides background information on regulations setting out requirements for stationary energy, industrial processes, or liquid fossil fuels participants in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme who wish to apply for approval to use a unique emissions factor. Read more
  • ETS 2012 amendments: Forestry sector changes cover
    July 2012
    The Government made amendments to the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme through the passage of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2012. This information sheet provides guidance on the key changes for the forestry sector. Read more
  • cover of the fact sheet
    March 2018
    This fact sheet provides information to consider when identifying, assessing and investigating land where PFAS was manufactured, used or disposed. This guidance is intended to be consistent with the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan (PNEMP) developed by the Heads of EPAs Australia and New Zealand (HEPA) and released in February 2018.  Read more