|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)|
|Agency:||Ministry for the Environment|
Bilateral international partnerships play an important part of the response to climate change, for example collaboration on programmes and new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These partnerships are in addition to New Zealand’s participation in the multilateral agreement under the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
A climate change partnership between Australia and New Zealand was announced on 7 July 2003. This partnership is developed around five themes:
Since 2003 there have been regular meetings between the two countries to update and report on progress.
As well as ongoing projects in each of the thematic areas, there have been a number of one-off activities under the Australia/New Zealand partnership themes including:
There have been some 'tri-lateral' activities involving Australia/New Zealand collaboration with the United States, for example a side-event on Global Climate Observing Systems (GCOS) in the Pacific held during the UNFCCC 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) December 2004, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and cooperation on other activities in the Pacific.
Last modified: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:45:58 CET