Exploring the issues
Explore the thinking behind our advice, and read more about issues related to climate science and our work programme.
FAQs: What is climate change?
Read questions and answers about the science of climate change.Learn more
FAQs: The context for Aotearoa New Zealand
Learn more about the source of Aotearoa New Zealand’s emissions, its national and international commitments, and its role in global climate action.Learn more
FAQs: The role of methane
What is the role of methane in climate change? Who decides how much it needs to reduce and by when for Aotearoa to meet its climate targets?Learn more
FAQs: Reducing emissions
We're developing advice on reducing emissions and moving towards our 2050 target of a net-zero, low-emissions Aotearoa New Zealand.Learn more
FAQs: What is the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)?
A quick introduction to the NZ ETS and how it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand.Learn more
FAQs: The 2050 target
Aotearoa New Zealand has a split gas target, with three components.Learn more
Independent report: Climate science considerations
Read an independent short study on the science of mitigation pathwaysLearn more