Time is running out to act on climate change. But rather than climate action being a drain on our economy, our report shows it will significantly boost GDP and accelerate phenomenal growth in both New Zealand and Asia Pacific as a whole.

New Zealand stands to benefit from a US$47 trillion prize in Asia Pacific, our economic modelling reveals. But it’s only if the region decarbonises at pace and scale to prevent a US$96 trillion loss in the next 50 years.

With decarbonisation acting as a new economic engine, Asia Pacific and New Zealand play a key role in providing the skills, technology, innovation, and finance for this global transformation. There is a window of opportunity to lead the way by seeing climate action not as a cost, but an extraordinary possibility for growth in New Zealand and the region.

But we can only achieve this if we work together and act now - we are at a turning point.

Read our blog: Reframing the narrative: Climate action now unlocks opportunities for the future

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Global Summary Highlights


Economic Imperative

The cost of action and inaction


An investment that pays off

With global coordination and rapid action, every region can realize economic benefits from achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.


Time to act—accelerating to zero

Four phases will shape our economic and climatic future

Dive into the data


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Andrew Boivin

Partner - Climate Leader

Liza Van Der Merwe

Director - Deloitte Access Economics