Minister for Climate Change (New Zealand)

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Minister for Climate Change
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Incumbent
Hon James Shaw

since 26 October 2017
Ministry for the Environment
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister of New Zealand
AppointerGovernor-General of New Zealand
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
PrecursorMinister for Climate Change Issues; Minister for International Climate Change Negotiations
Formation10 December 1999
First holderDavid Parker
Salary$288,900[1]
Websitewww.beehive.govt.nz

The Minister for Climate Change is a minister in the government of New Zealand with responsibility for climate change policy. The position was formally established in 2005 as Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues, but was preceded by the informal role of Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, which was held by the Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson.

The present Minister is James Shaw.[2]

List of ministers[edit]

Minister for Climate Change[edit]

Key

  Labour   National   Green

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
As Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues
1 David Parker David Parker NZ.jpg 19 October 2005 21 March 2006 Clark
- Pete Hodgson
(Acting)[3]
Pete Hodgson XMediaLab 2008.jpg 21 March 2006 3 May 2006
(1) David Parker David Parker NZ.jpg 3 May 2006 19 November 2008
As Minister for Climate Change Issues
2 Nick Smith Nick Smith (cropped).jpg 19 November 2008 21 March 2012 Key
3 Tim Groser Tim Groser.jpg 21 March 2012 14 December 2015
4 Paula Bennett Paula Bennett Official.png 14 December 2015 26 October 2017
English
As Minister for Climate Change
5 James Shaw James Shaw, 2014 (cropped).jpg 26 October 2017 Present Ardern

Minister for International Climate Change Negotiations[edit]

Separate ministerial responsibility for International Climate Change Negotiations was established under the Fifth National Government, first through an Associate Minister role and then as a full Minister.[4] The responsibilities associated with this portfolio were incorporated within the Climate Change Issues portfolio in 2012, after a brief period in which Tim Groser held both portfolios.

No. Name Portrait Title Term of Office Prime Minister
1 Tim Groser Tim Groser.jpg Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues (International Negotiations) 24 November 2008 27 January 2010 Key
Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Parker quits all Cabinet posts". The New Zealand Herald. 21 March 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2008. David Parker has now quit from all his Cabinet posts [...] Today [Prime Minister Helen Clark] gave transport and responsibility for climate change policy to Health Minister Pete Hodgson [...] on an acting basis.
  4. ^ "Changes to Ministerial responsibilities announced". Beehive.govt.nz. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2017.

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