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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
01 May 2020 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update - May 2020 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Weekly updates
03 November 2019 Landfills vulnerable to the effects of climate change Environment Hon David Parker Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Cabinet paper
29 June 2020 Cabinet minute: Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 proposed amendments Environment Hon David Parker November 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0312
01 June 2020 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update - June 2020 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Weekly updates
03 January 2020 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update - March 2020 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Weekly updates
03 November 2020 Landfills Vulnerable to the Effects of Climate Change: Minute of decision Environment Hon David Parker Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0305
25 June 2020 Cabinet minute: Environment, Energy and Climate Committee Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996: proposed amendments Environment November 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0020
01 July 2020 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update - July 2020 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Weekly updates
03 January 2020 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update - March 2020 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Weekly updates
25 June 2020 Cabinet paper: Policy approval for proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 Environment Hon David Parker November 2020 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Assessments on proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 Environment Hon David Parker November 2020 Regulatory impact statement
01 April 2020 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update - April 2020 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2020 Weekly updates
28 July 2020 LEG-20-MIN-0119 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute
04 May 2020 Hon Shaw Climate Weekly Updates - May 2020 Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Weekly updates
09 July 2020 Process to appoint interim auction monitor for the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Briefing note
11 November 2019 Essential Freshwater Visit to West Coast: 23 - 24 October 2019 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Briefing note
05 October 2020 Cabinet minute: Climate Change (Auctions, Limits, and Price Controls for Units) Regulations 2020 Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0446
07 January 2020 Minute of decision - Shared approach to $1.3 billion in Jobs for Nature funding Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-20-MIN- 0128
26 March 2020 Hon James Shaw - weekly updates March 2020 Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Weekly updates
23 September 2020 Cabinet paper: Supporting implementation of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet paper
18 October 2019 Essential Freshwater Package of Proposals: Feedback on the proposed package Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
27 August 2020 Hon James Shaw - weekly updates August 2020 Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Weekly updates
20 February 2020 Cabinet paper: Resource Management Amendment Bill: matters for inclusion in the departmental report to Select Committee Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet paper
15 November 2019 Essential Freshwater 80: Feedback on proposed package for discussion by Sustainable Land Use Ministers Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
28 July 2020 CAB-20-MIN-0365 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0365
06 September 2019 Freshwater planning process- transitional arrangements and scope of matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Briefing note
23 July 2020 Cabinet paper and minute: Comprehensive review of the resource management system: releasing the Resource Management Review Panel’s final report Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet paper ENV-20-MIN-0028
07 January 2020 Shared approach to $1.3 billion in Jobs for Nature funding Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet paper
31 August 2020 Essential Freshwater 83 Policy decisions following consultation Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Briefing note
07 September 2020 Cabinet paper and minute: Climate Change Commission funding transfer request Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Cabinet paper CAB-20-MIN-0435
03 October 2019 Meetings with Beef and Lamb NZ and Dairy NZ and update on freshwater consultation Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
23 April 2020 Hon James Shaw - weekly updates April 2020 Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2020 Weekly updates
21 November 2019 Update on impact analysis for the Essential Freshwater package Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
20 February 2020 ENV-20-MIN-0003 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0003
27 September 2019 Essential Freshwater 77: Review of the Freshwater Leaders Group, proposal for extending their first term and appointing the Group for a second term Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
28 July 2020 Cabinet paper: Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2020 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet paper
10 August 2020 Hon Nanaia Mahuta - Weekly Updates August 2020 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta October 2020 Weekly updates
23 April 2020 NZ ETS auction monitor role update Climate Change October 2020 Briefing note
03 September 2020 Hon Nanaia Mahuta - Environment Weekly Update September 2020 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta October 2020 Weekly updates
17 September 2020 Cabinet paper: Climate Change (Auctions, Limits, and Price Controls for Units) Regulations 2020 Environment Hon James Shaw October 2020 Cabinet paper
07 January 2020 Minute of decision - Shared approach to $1.3 billion in Jobs for Nature funding Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-20-MIN- 0128
23 September 2020 COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020: Supporting Implementation Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0033
25 October 2019 Essential Freshwater: Extension of the Freshwater Leaders Group's First Term Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
24 February 2020 CAB-20-MIN-0051.01 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0051.01
28 February 2020 Update on impact analysis for the Essential Freshwater Package February 2020 Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
23 July 2020 Minute of Decision – Phasing Out Hard-to-Recycle and Certain Single-Use Plastics: Release of Consultation Document Environment September 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0027
13 July 2020 Hon Nanaia Mahuta - Environment Weekly Update July 2020 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta September 2020 Weekly updates
23 July 2020 Proceeds from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0030
17 February 2020 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage Environment September 2020 Cabinet paper
21 November 2019 Feedback on Treasury hypothecation report Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2020 Briefing note
05 February 2020 NPS-UD initial preferred policy approach post consultation Environment Hon David Parker Hon Phil Twyford September 2020
24 July 2019 Cabinet package and consultation approach Environment Hon David Parker Hon Phil Twyford September 2020 Briefing note
05 August 2020 Cabinet paper: Climate-related financial disclosures Climate Change September 2020 Cabinet paper
25 June 2020 Minute of decision: extending the Climate Change Commission's statutory deadlines Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0025
07 May 2020 Draft Cabinet paper: National Policy Statement on Urban Development Environment Hon David Parker Hon Phil Twyford September 2020 Briefing note
18 April 2019 Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Draft Cabinet paper and discussion document Environment Hon David Parker September 2020 Briefing note
05 August 2020 Cabinet minute: Climate-related financial disclosures Climate Change September 2020 Cabinet minute Dev-20-MIN-0151
29 June 2020 Cabinet paper: Report back on the climate implications of policy assessment framework Climate Change September 2020 Cabinet paper
09 January 2020 New chemicals under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants: Final policy decisions Environment Hon David Parker September 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-20-MIN-0127
26 October 2018 Recommended package of national direction on quality intensification Environment Hon David Parker September 2020 Briefing note