Minister for Climate Change (New Zealand)
|Minister for Climate Change|
|Ministry for the Environment|
|Reports to||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Appointer||Governor-General of New Zealand|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Precursor||Minister for Climate Change Issues; Minister for International Climate Change Negotiations|
|Formation||10 December 1999|
|First holder||David Parker|
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.
List of ministers
Minister for Climate Change
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of Office||Prime Minister|
|As Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues|
|1||David Parker||19 October 2005||21 March 2006||Clark|
|21 March 2006||3 May 2006|
|(1)||David Parker||3 May 2006||19 November 2008|
|As Minister for Climate Change Issues|
|2||Nick Smith||19 November 2008||21 March 2012||Key|
|3||Tim Groser||21 March 2012||14 December 2015|
|4||Paula Bennett||14 December 2015||26 October 2017|
|As Minister for Climate Change|
|5||James Shaw||26 October 2017||Present||Ardern|
Minister for International Climate Change Negotiations
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. 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||Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues (International Negotiations)||24 November 2008||27 January 2010||Key|
|Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations|
- "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
- "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.
- "Changes to Ministerial responsibilities announced". Beehive.govt.nz. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2017.