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Tackling climate change has been a priority of the current government since it was elected in 2017. But its climate policies have been met with resistance in some quarters, especially among farmers who say efforts to reduce emissions threaten the industry's bottom line. However, others say the government’s climate change measures don’t go far enough, as the devastating impacts of climate change become ever more visible.

Environment

Tackling climate change has been a priority of the current government since it was elected in 2017. But its climate policies have been met with resistance in some quarters, especially among farmers who say efforts to reduce emissions threaten the industry's bottom line. However, others say the government’s climate change measures don’t go far enough, as the devastating impacts of climate change become ever more visible.

Key policiesClimate adaptationConservationEmissions reductionFresh water and pollutionOceansWaste management

  • Increase diplomatic support for Pasifika leaders

    Fund Māori farmers to transition from emissions-intensive farming

    Establish climate change adaptation plans with whānau, hapū and iwi

  • Require investor visa applicants to fund refugee resettlement

    Provide incentives for farmers to adopt more sustainable land use practices

    Review planning systems to ensure they consider climate adapation

  • Support iwi and hapū-led solutions to protect sites affected by sea level rises

    Consider a fund for Māori climate change researchers and scientists

    Continue to fund research and development of technology that reduces agricultural emissions

    Establish new research centres focused on tech, climate change, and pandemics

    Develop a second emissions reduction plan

    Establish a Minister for Just Transitions to oversee the transition to a low emissions economy

    Invest $300 million in NZ Green Investment Finance to support emissions reduction

    Prioritise climate change in research and development

    Remove all remaining coal boilers in schools, tertiary institutions and hospitals

  • Develop the Dargaville Aerodrome

    Create a fuel security plan

  • Abolish Significant Natural Areas

    Abolish the Climate Change Commission

    Introduce a pricing system for water allocation

    Abolish the Climate Change Chief Executives Board

    Abolish the Climate Emergency Response Fund

  • End all climate taxes, subsidies and regulations

    Increase funding for climate resilience measures

  • Establish a Ministry of Climate Change

    Strengthen the Zero Carbon Act

    Pass a Climate Change Adaptation Bill

    Ensure climate adaptation planning affirms tino rangatiratanga

    Prioritise long-term, nature-based solutions over short-term engineering solutions

    Ensure planning frameworks give effect to the need for climate adaption

    Fund climate adaption and resilience measures

    Increase support for Pacific countries adapting to climate change

    Legislate for a right to a healthy environment

    Create a national food strategy

    Focus defence spending on climate change, humanitarian aid and environmental monitoring

    Work with unions, employers and Māori to transition to a low emissions economy

    Transform Rau Paenga into the Ministry of Green Works

    Support Tagata Moana leadership on climate action

    Encourage climate resilience in urban planning

    Establish an ocean commission to provide advice and set targets for marine systems

  • Support more research on the construction sector

Key policiesClimate adaptationConservationEmissions reductionFresh water and pollutionOceansWaste management

  • Increase diplomatic support for Pasifika leaders

    Fund Māori farmers to transition from emissions-intensive farming

    Establish climate change adaptation plans with whānau, hapū and iwi

  • Require investor visa applicants to fund refugee resettlement

    Provide incentives for farmers to adopt more sustainable land use practices

    Review planning systems to ensure they consider climate adapation

  • Support iwi and hapū-led solutions to protect sites affected by sea level rises

    Consider a fund for Māori climate change researchers and scientists

    Continue to fund research and development of technology that reduces agricultural emissions

    Establish new research centres focused on tech, climate change, and pandemics

    Develop a second emissions reduction plan

    Establish a Minister for Just Transitions to oversee the transition to a low emissions economy

    Invest $300 million in NZ Green Investment Finance to support emissions reduction

    Prioritise climate change in research and development

    Remove all remaining coal boilers in schools, tertiary institutions and hospitals

  • Develop the Dargaville Aerodrome

    Create a fuel security plan

  • Abolish Significant Natural Areas

    Abolish the Climate Change Commission

    Introduce a pricing system for water allocation

    Abolish the Climate Change Chief Executives Board

    Abolish the Climate Emergency Response Fund

  • End all climate taxes, subsidies and regulations

    Increase funding for climate resilience measures

  • Establish a Ministry of Climate Change

    Strengthen the Zero Carbon Act

    Pass a Climate Change Adaptation Bill

    Ensure climate adaptation planning affirms tino rangatiratanga

    Prioritise long-term, nature-based solutions over short-term engineering solutions

    Ensure planning frameworks give effect to the need for climate adaption

    Fund climate adaption and resilience measures

    Increase support for Pacific countries adapting to climate change

    Legislate for a right to a healthy environment

    Create a national food strategy

    Focus defence spending on climate change, humanitarian aid and environmental monitoring

    Work with unions, employers and Māori to transition to a low emissions economy

    Transform Rau Paenga into the Ministry of Green Works

    Support Tagata Moana leadership on climate action

    Encourage climate resilience in urban planning

    Establish an ocean commission to provide advice and set targets for marine systems

  • Support more research on the construction sector

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