Ministry for the Environment (New Zealand)


Our freshwater 2020

The report provides evidence that New Zealand’s freshwater is impacted by urban development, farming, forestry and other human activities. It highlights how climate change is set to make the issues faced by freshwater environments even worse.

New Zealand’s greenhouse gas inventory

New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual estimate of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions and removals that have occurred in New Zealand since 1990.

New Zealand's fourth biennial report

This report describes how New Zealand is meeting its international commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It describes New Zealand’s progress towards achieving its emissions reduction targets and how NZ is supporting developing countries in their climate change work.
Discussion paper

Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change

The Resource Management Review Panel has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act and other significant legislation comprising the resource management system. This issues and options paper identifies the main issues to be addressed in the reform process and offers...

Our marine environment 2019

This report examines the most pressing issues concerning New Zealand's oceans, seas, coastlines and estuaries.