New Zealand's Fifth National Communication
Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Including the Report on the Global Climate Observing System
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.
Matthew Smith (Project Leader National Communication)
Cherie Sweeney (National Circumstances, Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
Ngaio Fletcher (Policies and Measures)
Jacqui Yeates (Vulnerability Assessment, Impacts and Adaptation)
Simon Wear (Projections and the Total Effect of Policies and Measures)
Toni Wilson (Research and Systematic Observations)
Warren Gray (Research and Systematic Observations)
Howard Larsen (Research and Systematic Observations)
Sophie Lee (Education, Training and Public Awareness)
New Zealand Aid and International Development Agency
Paul Eastwood (Financial Resources and Transfer of Technology)
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Greg Bodeker (Report on the Global Climate Observing System)
Andrea Pickering, Darran Austin, David Wratt, Erica van Reene, Gerald Rys, Graham McKerracher, Helen Plume, Howard Larsen, Ian Turney, Kassy Hayden, Kay Cao, Mark Walkington, Paul Lane, Rosa Rivas Palma, Sonia Petrie, Stephanie Lee, Steve Wakelin, Trecia Smith, Leonard Brown.
The Ministry for the Environment gratefully acknowledges the many valuable contributions provided by experts from government agencies in the development of this national communication.