Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector make up about 20 percent of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions each year (see New Zealand’s national inventory(external link)). Transport also represents over 40 percent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gases from the energy sector.

Summary of the Transport Climate Change Work programme

The Ministry of Transport's climate change work programme includes contributions to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, biofuels, electric vehicles, other alternative fuels and technologies and the energy efficiency of commercial fleets.