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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
06 November 2019 Final policy decisions for action on agricultural emissions, including appendices and minutes Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2019 Cabinet minute [ENV-19-MIN-0047; CAB-19-MIN-0480]
01 November 2019 Cabinet paper: Comprehensive review of the resource management system: confirming the scope and terms of reference Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Cabinet paper
07 November 2019 Cabinet minute: Comprehensive review of the resource management system: Confirming the scope and terms of reference Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0585.01
21 October 2019 The Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Approval for introduction, agricultural policy decisions, and other minor policy decisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2019 Cabinet paper [CAB-19-MIN-0550]
05 September 2018 Final Cabinet paper and Regulatory Impact Statement for a proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04868
17 September 2019 Cabinet Legislation Committee minute of decision - Resource Management Amendment bill approval for introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute LEG-19-MIN-0146
27 June 2019 Cabinet minute - proposed RM Amendment Bill for a specialised planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0037
20 November 2018 Further policy decisions on RM Amendment Bill - declarations on councils notification decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-05006
24 July 2019 Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet paper
06 September 2019 Freshwater planning process - transitional arrangements and scope of matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05971
05 September 2019 Approval to release a discussion document on proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances Environment October 2019 Cabinet paper
19 February 2019 Appendix 2 - Addendum to Regulatory Impact Statement for Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
14 February 2018 An integrated resource management work programme for 2018 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04174
15 June 2018 2018 RMA Amendment Bill: Outstanding scope decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04556
04 September 2018 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement: approach and location Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04764
19 July 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill: Outstanding matters and timeframes Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note
01 July 2019 Cabinet minute of decision - Proposed RM Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0337.01
10 October 2018 Next steps for the Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04987
24 July 2019 Minute of decision: Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship: Release of consultation document Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0195
17 September 2019 Communications package for Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-06019
28 February 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill draft Cab Leg Comm paper and decision on alternate Environment Judge matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05321
19 February 2019 Minute of decision - Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill policy proposals for departmental report Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0449
15 March 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill and draft LEG paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-0537
19 February 2019 Appendix 1 - Proposed technical amendments Zero Carbon Bill Cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Cabinet paper
28 April 2019 Proposed scope of a narrow Resource Management Act Amendment Bill 2018 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04498
02 July 2018 Briefing for Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill draft Cabinet Paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04667
28 August 2019 Draft Cabinet Legislation Committee (LEG) paper for Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05786
13 September 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill - Approval for Introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
19 September 2018 Overview of updates to Cabinet paper: Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: Stage 1 of a resource management system review Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04909
19 June 2019 Appendix 1 - Diagram of the differences between the standard planning process and the proposed freshwater planning process Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
31 January 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill – commencement, transitional and savings provisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-05125
23 October 2019 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector Climate Change October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
17 May 2019 Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A new planning process for freshwater and outstanding policy decisions Cabinet paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05570
05 September 2019 Proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances: Release of discussion document Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0194
19 February 2019 Cabinet paper policy decisions for Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill departmental report Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Cabinet paper
29 March 2018 Options for making changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04343
15 June 2019 Financial and development contributions: letter from Western Bay of Plenty District Council Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04669
23 September 2019 Cabinet paper 2: Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater, and other outstanding policy decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
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
31 July 2019 Public consultation on a proposed national policy statement on urban development Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
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
31 July 2019 Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development: Release of Discussion Document Environment September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0204
02 September 2019 Essential freshwater – public consultation on national direction for freshwater management Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
24 July 2019 Decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act: Final policy proposals Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0192
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
24 July 2019 Final policy recommendations for decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet paper
18 September 2019 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 (version 2) Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
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
27 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0036