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 holding a public meeting on 25 July, in Wellington, to discuss the proposed statement of New Zealand's interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
We are looking for an academic to attend negotiations from 4 to 17 September 2018 in New York on new UN treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
New Zealand will provide a further $2.5 million to support Fiji’s ongoing presidency of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are important to New Zealand. We want to hear your views about how we express our interests there.
Joint statement on whaling and safety at sea 2016 [PDF, 92 KB]