Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Inaugural trans-Tasman climate & finance summit held

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Climate Minister James Shaw have met with their Australian counterparts, Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen, in Wellington for the inaugural Australia–New Zealand Climate and Finance Ministers’ meeting.

The Ministers discussed areas of enhanced cooperation, supporting accelerated climate action and once-in-a-generation economic opportunities that the clean energy transformation offers both countries.

The Ministers agreed to a joint statement, as attached, outlining an ambitious forward work programme reflecting bilateral cooperation on climate change between Australia and New Zealand.

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