Doing our fair share

The New Zealand Government is working actively to secure an effective global agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The Government’s main policy tool to reduce emissions is an Emissions Trading Scheme that puts a price on greenhouse gas emissions. Changes to the scheme are being considered as part of a Select Committee Review and discussions with Australia on harmonisation with their similar Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

What's happening

The global effort

The world, through the United Nations, has recognised that we must take steps immediately to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions which cause global warming and climate change.

Government - who does what

Many government agencies contribute to action on climate change.