New Zealand is on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions target to 5% below the 1990 level.
Aotearoa - the name used by the Māori people - is a leader of nations in the fight against climate change.
The island nation declared a climate emergency in 2017. The country has taken important steps to reduce emissions and adapt to the impact of a changing climate.
This includes updating the Climate Change Response Act to contribute to the global effort to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C - a very important step.
Emissions from all sectors are down, except for transportation emissions which continue to increase as travel increases. Transportation emissions are expected to level off in 2023, and then decline because of the uptake of electric vehicles, and continued improvements in fuel efficiency.
Beyond this, New Zealand continues to invest in climate change research including the establishment of a new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions.This is a #WinForThePlanet 🙌🏼