MFAT leads our international negotiations as we work with the rest of the world to reach a more effective response to climate change.
Smart solutions to global environmental challenges
The world faces complex threats to the natural environment. These challenges, particularly to the atmosphere and oceans, require the creation and implementation of sensible international rules and frameworks to both protect the environment and support economic growth. New Zealand brings to the table unique interests and perspectives on how to approach these challenges.
MFAT works with other agencies to represent New Zealand at global forums where these issues are debated.
News & Events
We are seeking views on what the new set of global biodiversity targets should be
1 December 2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty – one of the most effective international agreements.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade chief executive Chris Seed has announced the appointment of Kay Harrison to the role of Climate Change Ambassador.
New rules on South Pacific bottom fishing will significantly improve management of deep water fisheries and reduce the impact on the marine environment.