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Briefings, weekly updates and cabinet papers

This list captures material which the Ministry for the Environment has provided to Government Ministers. In many cases a copy of the briefing note is available by clicking the title. If you are interested in a paper which is not available you can request it under the Official Information Act.

In some cases material may have been withheld in full or in part, these withholds have been agreed with Ministers.

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Date of briefing Title Portfolio To Ministers CC Ministers Date publishedsort ascending Legislation type Reference number
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Climate Change Hon James Shaw September, 2018 Weekly updates
30 October 2017 Hon Parker Environment Weekly Updates October 2017 - January 2018 Environment Hon David Parker September, 2018 Weekly updates
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – Global warming potential for R-448A Climate Change August, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
29 March 2018 Amending the EEZ Act to provide for recovery of 801 costs - Cabinet paper and cost control advice Environment August, 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04441
26 March 2018 Weekly Update 26 March 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw August, 2018 Weekly updates
21 August 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – the synthetic greenhouse gas levy and imports of industrial water coolers Climate Change August, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
31 January 2018 Recommendations to amend the EEZ Act to enable cost recovery for Board of Inquiry processes Environment Hon David Parker August, 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04184
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 –Updating emission factors for natural gas opt-in participants Climate Change August, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
09 March 2018 Approval of policy decisions in relation to cost recovery of Boards of Inquiry and approval to introduce an EEZ Act Amendment Bill to the House Environment Hon David Parker August, 2018 Cabinet paper 18-C-04248
02 August 2018 Urban growth agenda Environment August, 2018 Cabinet paper
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – export of liquid carbon dioxide Climate Change August, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
09 March 2018 EEZ Amendment for Board of Inquiry cost recovery_cover note to draft Cabinet paper 2018-C-04248 Environment Hon David Parker August, 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04280
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – The default emissions factor for combusting used tyres for energy Climate Change August, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
10 August 2018 Proposed EEZ Act Amendment Bill 2018: talking points for Cabinet meeting Environment Hon David Parker August, 2018 Briefing note
Urban Growth Agenda: Proposed Approach Environment Hon Phil Twyford Hon David Parker August, 2018 Cabinet paper
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – natural gasoline Climate Change August, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
02 March 2018 Cost-recovery provisions for EEZ Boards of Inquiry - Options for progressing an amendment to the EEZ Act Environment August, 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04323
03 March 2018 Weekly Updates March 2018 Environment Hon David Parker August, 2018 Weekly updates
16 August 2018 Submissions and administrative correspondance -EEZ Amendment for Board of Inquiry cost recovery Environment August, 2018 Acts
20 December 2017 Legal 2018 Environment Legilation Bids Environment Hon David Parker August, 2018 Briefing note 17-B-04105
22 June 2016 Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Decommissioning of offshore installations in the EEZ Environment July, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Framework for climate change policy and key upcoming decisions Climate Change July, 2018 Cabinet paper
Development of regulations under the EEZ Act for decommissioning offshore oil and gas infrastructure Environment July, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
11 December 2017 Weekly update - December 2017 Environment Hon David Parker June, 2018 Weekly updates
26 February 2018 Weekly update February 2018 Environment Hon David Parker June, 2018 Weekly updates
19 March 2018 Weekly Updates 1 February to 19 March 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw June, 2018 Weekly updates
28 May 2018 Impact summary: National Planning Standards Environment June, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
List of titles received by Minister for Climate Change between October 26 and 30 April Climate Change May, 2018
Interim climate change committee terms of reference and appointment Climate Change April, 2018 Cabinet paper
29 March 2018 Cost recovery of Boards of Inquiry appointed under the EEZ Act Environment March, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
PFOS and PFOA contamination: Engagement with potentially affected neighbours Environment February, 2018 Cabinet paper
PFAS contamination: update on response and planned next steps Environment February, 2018 Cabinet paper
Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Environment February, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Improving the NZ ETS framework for unit supply Climate Change December, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
The 100 day plan for climate change Climate Change December, 2017 Cabinet paper
The 100 day plan for climate change Climate Change December, 2017 Cabinet minute CAB-17-MIN-0547.01
Regulatory Impact Statement: Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2015 Transitional Regulations Environment October, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement for amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Environment August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Draft 2017 Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Environment August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August, 2017 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads Environment August, 2017 Cabinet paper
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August, 2017 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Wash-off products containing microbeads Environment August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Draft 2017 Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Environment August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework Climate Change July, 2017 Cabinet paper
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework Climate Change July, 2017 Cabinet paper
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme regulations updates Climate Change July, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Pest control - Minor amendment to Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 Environment May, 2017 Cabinet paper
Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Environment February, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 – Pest Control Environment February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Stock exclusion Environment February, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps Environment February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps Environment February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control – advice following consultation Environment February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control Environment January, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Updating the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities Environment November, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Reducing the impact of microbeads in personal care products on the environment Environment November, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016 Environment November, 2016 Cabinet paper
Emergency legislation to assist recovery in the areas affected by the Kaikōura earthquake sequence from 14 November 2016 Environment November, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity under the Resource Management Act 1991 October, 2016 Regulatory impact statement