Source: Ministry for the Environment
Our climate is changing — average temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, glaciers are melting and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent.
The ministry is mindful that the impacts of climate change can sever ties between iwi, hapū, whenua and taonga. This can affect the ability of tangata whenua to act as kaitiaki.
Involving Māori as Treaty partners in the development of solutions for the future is vital to ensuring a successful response.
The Government is working on lowering our carbon emissions, as part of the global effort to limit warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Watch the video on work underway.