Supporting Global Action

The Zero Carbon Act will require transparent reports about how the Government is helping other countries deal with climate change.

As a developed country, New Zealand has duties to help poorer countries to reduce their emissions and deal with the impacts of climate change. We have a particular role to play in supporting our Pacific neighbours, who are among the most vulnerable to impacts such as sea level rise.

The Zero Carbon Act will not set targets or duties for New Zealand’s international contributions. These are decisions for the Government. Instead, the Act will require transparent reports about the way that New Zealand is supporting other countries.

  • Transparent reporting and planning: The Government must produce annual reports about its international climate change contributions.