Aotearoa - New Zealand
In 2019, New Zealand introduced the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act, including a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions (except biogenic methane) by 2050. The Act enables emissions budgets to be set and requires the government to develop and implement adaptation and mitigation policies.
The country's first independent Climate Commission was established to provide impartial advice and monitoring to help keep successive governments on track to meet long-term goals.
The Iwi Chairs Forum, alongside the Māori Council, the Māori Women's' Welfare league, and urban Māori organisations, have also formed a National Māori Climate Network to support Māori community resilience.