New Zealand’s Climate Leadership

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This week Kay Harrison, New Zealand’s Climate Ambassador joins Joseph Majkut (CSIS) to discuss how New Zealand is advancing its national and regional climate actions. Kay was appointed to her position in 2019 and participated in COP26 where New Zealand updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and announced increased climate finance, signalling further commitment to its climate change action.

They talk about New Zealand’s national net zero commitment and how it is being integrated across the country. Lastly, Kay and Joseph look back to if there has been progress on the COP26 commitments look at ahead to COP27 in Egypt and what needs to happen there to keep up the momentum on global climate action.

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Joseph Majkut
Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program