Climate Change and the Emissions Trading Scheme

Cabinet papers on climate change policies (including the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme)

This page lists the Cabinet papers and Cabinet minutes associated with development of climate change policies including the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Some parts of these documents have been withheld, and these withheld parts are marked as [Withheld].

Title Cabinet paper Cabinet minute

Cabinet papers relating to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2012

Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – final decisions on amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper

CAB Min (12) 23/10

Forestry, agriculture and other technical and operational changes to facilitate the efficient administration of the Emissions Trading Scheme Cabinet paper
 

EGI Min (12) 10/3

Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2011 – Proposed Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Sector Cabinet paper EGI Min (12) 8/4
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper CAB Min (12) 8/7

Cabinet papers related to 2010 ETS regulations

Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Cabinet paper EGI Min (10) 21/11
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Cabinet paper EGI Min (10) 21/8
Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group Two Activities Cabinet paper  
Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet paper EGI MIN (10) 14/9

Cabinet papers relating to the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2009

Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Cabinet paper  
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme – further proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper CAB Min (09) 34/15
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme – amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper CAB Min (09) 33/9
Amendments for a Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme EGI (09) 13/2 and
CAB (09) 445

CAB Min (09) 28/10 and

EGI Min (09) 16/7

Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Potential Policy Packages

CAB (09) 347,

STR (09) 11/1 and

STR (09) 18

CAB Min (09) 23/2A and

STR Min (09) 11/1

Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Potential Amendments STR (09) 17 STR Min (09) 10/1
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Harmonisation with the Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme CAB (09) 107 CAB Min (09) 9/10 

Earlier Cabinet papers

A New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Key Messages and Strategic Issues' and the Regulatory Impact Statement (available on the Beehive website) POL (07) 302   
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes sectors, Unique Emissions Factors and Other Removal Activities Cabinet paper CAB Min (09) 31/10
Climate Change international negotiations: update and New Zealand position CAB (09) 120 CAB Min (09) 10/4
Providing National guidance on Renewable Energy Projects through the Resource Management Act 1991 CBC (07) 177 CBC Min (07) 18/16
Climate Change Policy: Release of Discussion Paper on “Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012” POL (06) 352 CBC Min (06) 20/24
Climate Change Policy: Proposal for a Discussion Paper on Options to Reduce New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Post-2012 CBC (06) 273 CBC Min (06) 17/16
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper CBC Min (06)17/19
Climate Change Policy: Options for Controlling Vehicle Entry – Fuel Economy Standards (Ministry of Transport) Cabinet paper CBC Min (06) 17/18
Helping New Zealand Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change POL (06) 269 POL Min (06) 20/12
Climate Change Policy: the Way Ahead CAB (06) 18/8  
Climate Change – Review of Policy and Next Steps CBC (05) 394 CBC Min (05) 20/10
Climate Change Policy for Energy-intensive Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMES)   POL Min (05) 6/6
Review of Operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement Policy CAB (05) 164 CAB (05) 14/10
Climate Change: Outcome of the First Projects Tender Round POL (04) 8/10  
Climate Change: The Projects Mechanism - Details of the model Project Agreements POL (03) 240 POL Min (03) 21/7
Climate Change: Final Policy for Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements (NGAs) POL (03) 79

POL Min (03) 8/8

Climate Change: The Projects Mechanism - Details & Process POL (03) 45

POL Min (03) 6/4

A proposed mechanism to incentivise permanent (non-harvest) "Commercial" Forest Sinks POL (03) 106  
Planning for the effects of climate change: the role of the Resource Management Act POL (02) 221  
Energy efficiency, renewable energy and the Resource Management Act POL (02) 220  
Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements POL (02) 210

POL Min (02) 21/12

Administrative Arrangements for the Projects Mechanism POL (02) 211

POL Min (02) 21/14

Confirmation of Preferred Policy Package POL (02) 143 CAB Min (02) 26/16
Public Awareness and Education, Business Opportunities and Local Government Partnership POL (02) 144 

CAB Min (02) 26/17 

Work Programme, Budget and Institution for Climate Change Project POL (02) 145 

CAB Min (02) 26/18

The Role of the Resource Management Act POL (02) 146

CAB Min (02) 26/19

Preferred Policy Package Overview

POL (02) 71

CAB Min (02) 13/9

New Policies POL (02) 72

CAB Min (02) 13/10

Role of Local Government POL (02) 73

CAB Min (02) 13/11

Adapting to Climate Change POL (02) 74

CAB Min (02) 13/12

Setting the Direction for Future Domestic Policy Options and Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol POL (02) 31 

CAB Min (02) 4/3

Institutional Arrangments for Inventory, Registry and Crown Trading Functions POL (01) 379 

POL Min (01) 32/14

Climate Change: Paper 1: Policy Issues for Act I Ratification Legislation POL (01) 260 

CAB Min (01) 31/11

Climate Change: Paper 2: Domestic Policy Options POL (01) 261

CAB Min (01) 31/12

Climate Change: Paper 3: Plan for Consultation and Release of Discussion Document POL (01) 262 

CAB Min (01) 31/13

Climate Change: Paper 4: Economic Development Opportunities POL (01) 263

CAB Min (01) 31/14

Climate Change: Next Steps for Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol POL (01) 227

CAB Min (01) 27/5A

Climate Change: Dialogue with Maori: Issues Arising from the Initial Dialogue Phase POL (01) 190 

POL Min (01) 21/7

Climate Change: Directions for Public Education POL (01) 127

POL Min (01) 14/2

Climate Change: A Three Stage Process for Developing and Implementing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements with Industry POL (01) 27

POL Min (01) 7/3

Reviewed:
29/06/10