New Zealand

Laws

  • Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act (amending the Climate Change Response Act 2002)
    Legislative
    2002
    Last change in June, 2020
    The Climate Change Response Act 2002 established an institutional and legal framework for New Zealand to ratify and meet its obligations and the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. To this end, the Act authorised the Minister of Finance to manage New Zeal...
  • Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2019
    Legislative
    2019
    This Act amends the Crown Minerals Act 1991. It bans new offshore oil and gas activities and restricts onshore permitting.
  • Electricity (Renewable Preference) Amendment Act 2008
    Legislative
    2008
    The purpose of this Amendment Act is 'to reduce the impact of fossil-fuelled thermal electricity generation on climate change by creating a preference for renewable electricity generation through the implementation of a 10-year restriction on new baseload fossil-fuelled thermal electricity genera...
  • Gas Amendment Act 2004
    Legislative
    2004
    This Act states that, in relation to gas, the Energy Commission must seek to achieve the outcome that the gas sector 'contributes to achieving the Government's climate change objectives by minimising gas losses and promoting demand-side management and energy efficiency'.
  • Forests Amendment Act 2004
    Legislative
    2004
    This Act amended the 1949 Forests Act to prohibit the felling of indigenous timber and the export of indigenous forest produce. It requires that sustainable forest management plans be developed for indigenous forest land, and that sustainable forest management permits may be granted to authorise ...
  • Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004
    Legislative
    2004
    This Act updates the Resource Management Act 1991 and recognises the government's preference for national co-ordination of controls on GHG emissions and gives greater emphasis to climate change and energy matters in resource management, planning, and decision-making. The Act makes explicit provis...
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000
    Legislative
    2000
    The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000 promotes energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable energy in New Zealand. The Act establishes an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority which is charged with developing and implementing a national energy efficiency and c...
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