Look through the indicators below for an insight into the environmental dimension of progress.
Trend key: Positive change Neutral change Negative change
Trends are assessed in relation to sustainable development.
The distribution of all seven indicator species has continued to decline since the 1970s
The energy intensity of the economy has decreased 25 percent since 1990
New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have increased 54 percent since 1990
The greenhouse gas intensity of the economy has decreased 36 percent since 1990
The condition of our rivers is mixed, with some parameters improving or stable while others are deteriorating