Climate change support

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The Wayfinder

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Welcome to the hub for New Zealand’s support for international climate action. Here you can find out how our climate finance supports other countries’ climate responses. Information on these pages includes stories told from communities around the world, along with explanations, policies, and detailed information.

What is climate finance?

What does it mean to “support other countries’ climate responses” and why it is so important for our future?

The wayfinder

See why we have used this 'wayfinder bird' to symbolise collective climate action.

Stories from across the moana

Throughout history, people have used storytelling to create connection and pass on knowledge. Here, we share stories of communities around the world where New Zealand’s partnerships are making a difference.

Climate change is affecting us all. In many countries, people are facing the loss of their homes and livelihoods or are struggling to access fresh water and food. We can only meet the challenge by working together as a global community. By joining forces we can reduce the impacts of climate change, build resilience, and support those who are bearing the brunt of the crisis. Watch the video to find out how New Zealand’s Climate Finance is contributing towards a global solution.

Want to learn more? For our full range of videos sharing stories from the work New Zealand is doing to support climate change-related initiatives in the Pacific and beyond, click below.

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Weaving the strands

Just as a basket relies on its weave for its strength, our climate future depends on countries acting together. New Zealand aims to fund actions that make us all stronger – building on our commitment to kaitiakitanga and shared stewardship, and supporting peace, prosperity and resilience.

A shared horizon

See more about why and how we support other countries’ climate action.

How we engage

See what we think it means to be a partner when facing climate change.

Pacific focus, global impact

Climate change is one of the gravest threats to global security and prosperity, and ultimately our wellbeing. Our support for other countries’ efforts to slow climate change and to build resilience helps others in need, and protects our own whānau in the long term.

See where we provide support, and who our partners are.

Our commitment

NZ$1.3 billion for 2022–2025 in grant-based climate finance

Where our support goes

At least 50% for the Pacific, and at least 50% for adaptation

The detail: our support for climate action

New Zealand supports countries and communities that have less resources to respond to and recover from climate change. Together we are working to secure a sustainable future for all – limiting greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience.

Learn more about how climate finance works and the policy and management that supports its delivery.


Our strategy

See the guiding framework for allocation of climate finance and its foundations in policy and international agreements.

Making a difference

This sets out how we are turning the strategy into action, and how the delivery of our support is monitored and reported.


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