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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
  • 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
  • Cover of NCCRA Snapshot
    August 2020
    This snapshot summarises the findings of New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. It gives a national picture of the risks New Zealand faces from climate change. 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    This environment snapshot has been superseded by the October 2012 Recreational water quality in New Zealand indicator update and the 2013 Suitability for swimming indicator update.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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’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 NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • FS19 Threatened species factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for threatened species.  Read more
  • FS08 Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser cap factsheet cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new regulations for the application of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser to pastoral land. Read more
  • Cover info sheet attributes in nps freshwater
    May 2020
    This information sheet describes how attributes in the new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management contribute to understanding how freshwater provides for ecosystem health and human contact. Read more
  • Ecosystem health factsheet cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for ecosystem health in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020). Read more
  • FS30A Managing nitrogen factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for managing nitrogen in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020). Read more
  • cover-of-the-factsheet
    October 2020
    This factsheet provides information on the new policies for district plans and the role of territorial authorities in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020). Read more
  • FS30B Dissolved reactive phosphorus factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for managing dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • Mahinga kai and other Maori freshwater values factsheet cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new mahinga kai compulsory value, and other Māori values in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • FS31 Managing sediment factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for managing sediment (including deposited and suspended sediment) in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • FS23 Environmental flows and levels factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for setting environmental flows and levels, and requirements to set take limits, in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • Cover information sheet for iwi Maori freshwater
    May 2020
    This information sheet sets out an overview of what the new regulations mean from an iwi/Māori perspective, recognising the importance and significance freshwater has for iwi/Māori and the Crown’s responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi. Read more
  • Cover of Coastal hazards and climate change fact sheets
    December 2017
    This fact sheet series of seven fact sheets has been developed to accompany Preparing for coastal change: A companion to Coastal Hazards and Climate Change, and provide further information on elements of coastal processes. Read more
  • September 2009
    In 2009, the Government introduced the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill to Parliament, to amend the Climate Change Response Act. This bulletin explained the proposed changes to the industrial allocation provisions of the NZ ETS. Read more
  • October 2009
    This bulletin provides background information on the development of regulations setting out data collection and reporting requirements for people who carry out stationary energy, industrial processes activities, and may be required to register as a participant in the NZ ETS. Read more