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September 2016'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. Read more
July 2020This guide supports agencies to meet the Climate Implications of Policy Assessment requirement. Read more
January 2011The proposed NPS on Indigenous Biodiversity sets out the Government's expectations for managing New Zealand's indigenous biodiversity under the Resource Management Act 1991. Read more
Users' guide: National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human HealthApril 2012This users’ guide explains the regulations and provides guidance to territorial and unitary authorities on implementing the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health. Read more