New Zealand

New Zealand

Geopolitical Informations

Capital
Wellington
Total area
268,021 km2

Main legislative bodies

  • General Assembly of New Zealand

Latest News

Japan submits its contribution to Paris 2015: 47 INDCs received

On Monday (July 20), the Japanese government officially submitted its climate change plan ahead of the UNFCCC Conference to be held in Paris at the end of the year. Few days before, also New Zealand and Singapore communicated their national contributions along with Marshall Islands that did it on Tuesday (July 21). With these, the read more…

New Zealand court rejects climate asylum request from Kiribati citizen

New Zealand’s Court of Appeal rejected the submission for asylum of Ioane Teitiota, local and international media sources reported on Monday (May, 12). Teitiota, a 37 years-old farmer and fisherman in the Pacific island state of Kiribati, moved to New Zealand with his family in 2007 and has been living there illegally since 2010 after read more…

EU strengthens cooperation with Pacific countries on renewables and climate action

The EU Commission on Tuesday (April, 22) announced a joint mission with New Zealand to support renewable energy development and climate action in Pacific countries. According to official release, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister will visit Samoa, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Cook Islands on 23-27 April, focusing on renewable read more…

Climate Policy Facts

Emissions

Year Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF ( MtCO2e) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per Capita ( tCO2e Per Capita) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per GDP ( tCO2e / Million $ GDP)
1990 57,91 17,39 897,07
1991 58,37 16,70 914,08
1992 59,69 16,90 924,64
1993 61,53 17,23 896,06
1994 62,33 17,22 864,34
1995 62,93 17,13 837,66
1996 64,80 17,36 835,48
1997 67,64 17,89 849,00
1998 66,98 17,56 829,79
1999 68,90 17,97 812,09
2000 69,36 17,98 799,50
2001 71,54 18,44 796,07
2002 70,61 17,88 749,16
2003 72,47 18,00 740,09
2004 73,54 17,99 725,54
2005 73,14 17,69 699,08
2006 72,90 17,42 685,25
2007 72,84 17,23 661,10
2008 73,62 17,24 680,73
2009 71,58 16,59 655,73
2010 76,95 17,62 703,28
2011 70.95 16.11 510.41

The line chart shows the country’s carbon emissions by year, expressed in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) for emission totals, and in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for per capita and per dollar of GDP values. It is based on data from CAIT platform provided by the World Resource Insititute, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

By selecting or deselecting each item, you can compare or give prominence to particular emission trends.

 

Energy

Energy Source Production (ktoe) TPES (ktoe)
Coal 2883,297 1440,5
Oil 2314,094 5863,004
Natural gas 3480,52 3410,012
Nuclear 0 0
Hydro 2156,794 2156,794
Geothermal 3740,659 3740,659
Solar thermal 9,074 9,074
Solar photovoltaics 0 0
Tide, wave, ocean 0 0
Wind 167,7 167,7
Biomass 1105,166 1105,166
Biofuels 71,186 71,186
Waste 0 0

The double-doughnut chart shows the country’s energy production and TPES (Total Primary Energy Supply), expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). It is built on data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/International Energy Agency libraries, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

The INNER RING represents the country’s energy production from each energy source, corresponding to the quantities of fuels extracted or produced.

The OUTER RING shows the country’s total primary energy supply of each fuel. It represents the net quantities of fuels made available on the domestic market, after foreign transfers and trading. According to IEA’s definition, TPES equals production plus imports minus exports minus international bunkers plus or minus stock changes.

Differences between production and TPES are significant as they highlight the actual country’s behaviour in the matter of a given energy source. Production values and TPES values of the same energy source may vary widely, especially in case of the much-traded fossil fuels.

 

National Policy

 

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International Policy

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Negotiating position

 

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