New Zealand's Fifth National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Including the Report on the Global Climate Observing System

Publication date: 
December, 2009
Publication reference number: 
ME 980

New Zealand’s Fifth National Communication updates New Zealand’s progress towards its commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and towards implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. It covers trends in New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and removals, policies and measures, projections of emissions and removals, research and observations, financial assistance and technology transfer, climate change impacts and adaptation, and public participation and awareness activities. It is a requirement under both the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

The publication also includes New Zealand's report on the Global Climate Observing System which is required to be submitted at the same time as the National Communication.