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Our mission is environmental stewardship for a prosperous New Zealand – tiakina te taiao kia tōnui a Aotearoa. Find out more about our role and who we work with on environmental issues.


The Government has announced it is phasing out the one-for-two transitional measure in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.

Find out more about this initiative.

See the fact sheet.


This annual report summarises trends in our greenhouse gas emissions and removals between 1990 and 2014. It is part of our international reporting on climate change.


See New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2014

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These annual awards celebrate exceptional environmental achievements by New Zealanders. 


See the finalists for 2016. 



Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett signed the Paris Agreement in New York with other leaders on 22 April 2016.


Minister Bennett signs Paris Agreement [Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website]

See the Cabinet paper

Find out more about the Paris Agreement on our website

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