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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 published Legislation type Reference number
18 September 2019 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 (version 2) Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – updating emission factors for natural gas opt-in participants Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 Impact statement - A new planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – ETS obligations for import of coal-based products Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
02 September 2019 Essential freshwater – public consultation on national direction for freshwater management Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 Additional proposals for proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – synthetic greenhouse gases and refrigerated shipping containers Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
17 June 2019 Transition to a low emissions economy: The Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s Low Emissions Economy report Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
01 July 2019 Agriculture consultation cabinet paper with appendix 2 and 3 Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper CAB-19-MIN-0337
Releasing a discussion document on proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances Environment Hon David Parker August 2019 Regulatory impact statement
06 May 2019 Driving the transition to a climate-resilient low-emissions economy Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
23 July 2019 Impact statement for a proposed national policy statement on urban development Environment Hon David Parker Hon Phil Twyford August 2019 Regulatory impact statement
03 May 2019 Briefing notes relating to agriculture consultation cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Briefing note
01 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0034
01 February 2019 February 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
27 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0036
30 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0012
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture – policy approval and agreement to draft regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
30 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
01 December 2018 December 2018 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
21 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two Impact Statement – A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0017
01 January 2019 January 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture: Policy Approval and Agreement to Draft Regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0022
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
01 September 2018 September 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
19 December 2018 Regulatory impact statement Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 September 2018 August 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
19 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling future price controls Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Market governance - next steps Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 June 2018 June 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
01 September 2018 Climate Change weekly updates for September 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving the NZ ETS framework for unit supply Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Supporting a fit-for-purpose auctioning system Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
15 April 2019 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage (Canberra Dec 2018) Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Cabinet paper
04 April 2019 Enabling future price controls - ENV-19-MIN-0011 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0011
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute [ENV-18-MIN-0053]
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
21 November 2018 Climate Change Chief Executives Board – Advice on a new 2050 emissions reduction target Climate Change May 2019 Briefing note
01 July 2018 July 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
01 August 2018 Climate Change weekly updates August 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
14 March 2019 Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act: Tranche two - ENV-19-MIN-0003 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0003
02 May 2019 Supporting a fit-for-purpose auctioning system - ENV-19-MIN-0018 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0018
01 November 2018 November 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
02 May 2019 Biogenic methane reductions required under the climate change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
02 May 2019 Market governance, next steps - ENV-19-MIN-0019 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0019
06 May 2019 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0208
01 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Options for NZ ETS auction oversight including an auction monitor Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
29 May 2019 Biogenic methane reductions required under the climate change Bill - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute [ENV-19-MIN-0015]
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 July 2018 Climate Change weekly updates for July 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
04 April 2019 Improving transparency - ENV-19-MIN-0013 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0013