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Ministerial portfolio

Climate Change

Minister of Climate Change
Current Minister:
Hon James Shaw

Responsibilities include overall climate change policy direction, including the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and targets for emissions reduction.


The Ministry for the Environment provides the administrative support for this portfolio, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides support for international negotiations.

Crown entities: 

Climate Change Commission

PFA schedule organisations: 

New Zealand Green Investment Finance Limited (Schedule 4A)


Vote Environment


Climate Change Response Act 2002

Last updated: 
Friday, 16 October 2020

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