What is Central Government Doing?
Climate Change & Local Govt: What the National Adaptation Plan means
Councils have statutory responsibilities to avoid or mitigate natural hazards and to have regard to the effects of climate change when making certain decisions.
Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019
This amendment Act provides a framework by which New Zealand can develop and implement clear and stable climate change policies.
Community-led retreat means moving homes, businesses, sites of cultural significance or taonga out of harm’s way in a carefully planned process that involves the community at every step.
New Zealand’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
The plan lays out targets and actions New Zealand will take to meet those targets.
New Zealand’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
The first national adaptation plan (NAP) contains Government-led strategies, policies and proposals that will help New Zealanders adapt to the changing climate and its effects.
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) is a key tool for meeting our domestic and international climate change targets, including the 2050 target set by the Climate Change Response Act 2002.
Climate change affects all producers (farmers, growers, foresters, fishers), the communities that support them, and the broader New Zealand economy. Find out about climate change and the actions the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is taking.
National Science and Research Initiatives
Climate research can be complex and challenging and isn’t always well integrated in planning and decision making. For this reason, we engage closely with central and regional government, whānau, hapū and iwi, business, infrastructure, and industry, we make sure our research us useful and usable.