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
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has today released a video calling for international action against the US$425 billion annual spend on fossil fuel subsidies.
Join us for a briefing on the international climate change agenda on 15 December, following on from the Bonn climate meeting.
The next global climate change meeting is in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November. Here's what you need to know.
Join us on 26 October to hear about the international climate change agenda ahead of COP23.
Joint statement on whaling and safety at sea 2016 [PDF, 92 KB]