New Zealand Law Society - Climate Change Law Committee

Climate Change Law Committee

The Climate Change Law Committee monitors and makes recommendations on proposed legislative reforms relevant to New Zealand’s climate change commitments and obligations.

About us

The Climate Change Law Committee was established in 2022 to review and comment on new legislation that have climate change implications, working collaboratively with other law reform committees where there are areas of mutual interest and expertise. Climate change law is fast-developing, and we expect the number of legislative and policy initiatives to continue growing, domestically and internationally.

Our people

Natasha Garvan is the convenor of the Climate Change Law Committee. Natasha is currently a partner at Bell Gully, practising in the areas of environmental, planning and resource management law. This has included providing legal advice on significant renewable energy and public transport projects, and law reform advice on the Resource Management Act 1991 and Three Waters proposal. She is also Chair of the Auckland branch of the Resource Management Law Association and is a regular contributor to Bell Gully’s The Big Picture: Climate Change series of publications.

The Committee is made up of practitioners with an interest and background in climate change law:

  • Rob Macredie
  • Tom Bennion
  • Ian MacKenzie
  • Rachel Zame
  • Hannah Bain
  • Jeannine Cheong
  • Alex Parkinson

For queries relating to this committee, please email our Law Reform & Advocacy Advisor, Shelly Musgrave:

For media enquiries, please contact

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