New Zealand declares climate emergency

We’ve officially declared a climate emergency, committing to urgent action on reducing emissions and moving to a low-carbon economy.

Read the full declaration here.

Over the past three years, we’ve made tackling climate change a priority. We’ve passed the landmark Zero Carbon Act, banned new offshore oil and gas exploration, established the Climate Change Commission, worked with farmers on a world-leading agreement to reduce agricultural emissions, and invested in green jobs to support our COVID recovery. Now, we’re taking the next steps – including requiring all Government agencies to be carbon neutral by 2025.

We know that for the sake of future generations, we cannot sit still, when the climate crisis continues to move at pace. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we cannot afford to wait until it’s too late to do our bit.

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Read more about our record on climate action and our plan for lasting change here.

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