Our first package of advice will be open for consultation from 1 February to 14 March 2021 and will outline what climate action could look like in Aotearoa.


Position Statement No. 1

The need for climate action to achieve our vision of a thriving, climate-resilient, low emissions future is widely understood.


Statement of Intent

Our Statement of Intent is now available to view. It sets out our strategic direction for the four years ending June 2024.


Extension to the Statutory Deadlines for the Commission’s first advice

The Climate Change Commission’s first package of work on climate change action in Aotearoa will now be provided to the Minister for Climate Change on 31 May 2021.


Work on Antarctic sea level rise wins PM's Science Prize

The Prime Ministers Science Prize has gone to a team including two of our commissioners, Judy Lawrence and James Renwick.


Environment Select Committee Submission - Fast Track Consenting Bill

Following our feedback to the Minister for the Environment on the Covid-19 Fast Track Consenting Bill, we made a submission to the Environment Select Committee.


Seeing climate change through Covid-19

"Reaching net zero is possible. It just involves developing a collective new normal," - our Chief Executive Jo Hendy in the July 2020 IPANZ Journal.


Budget too weak on climate - Commission

Stuff's Eloise Gibson reports on the initiatives in Budget 2020, and our advice to Government.


We cannot afford to press 'pause' on climate action -

Climate Change Commissioner Catherine Leining says even against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot afford to press 'pause' on climate action.


Response to Budget 2020

We have provided feedback to the Government on the initiatives announced through Budget 2020. We recognise the extraordinary conditions that drove this year’s Budget.


Response to RMA (Fast-track Consenting) Bill 

We have provided feedback to the Minister for the Environment David Parker on the Government's proposed changes to the RMA consenting process.


Review of New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution and biogenic methane

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has asked the Climate Change Commission to review New Zealand’s first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.


Assistance for economic recovery following Covid-19 (six principles for recovery)

The Climate Change Commission has offered our assistance to the Government as it plans for economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.