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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 January 2019 January 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
01 February 2019 February 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
01 December 2018 December 2018 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
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
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 September 2018 September 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
15 April 2019 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage (Canberra Dec 2018) Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Cabinet paper
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
01 September 2018 August 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
18 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: CCRA Tranche two amendments 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
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency 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
19 December 2018 Regulatory impact statement Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
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
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute [ENV-18-MIN-0053]
08 April 2019 Improving compliance and penalties - ENV-19-MIN-0153 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0153
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
19 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling future price controls Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 November 2018 November 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
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
06 May 2019 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 CAB-19-MIN-0208
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
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
01 July 2018 Climate Change weekly updates for July 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
19 March 2019 Impact Summary - NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving Transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling a price floor in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 October 2018 October 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
06 May 2019 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Providing clarity for auctions in the NZ ETS 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]
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Supporting a fit-for-purpose auctioning system 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
25 February 2019 2019-B-05325 National planning standards – consultation with Ministers Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: NZ ETS Compliance and Penalties – Infringement Offences Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 May 2018 National planning standards: approval to consult Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0248
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Repayment of Units Received Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Industrial Allocations for Consolidated Groups Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
30 January 2018 18-B-04175 Agreement sought on the scope of the first set of national planning Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
27 September 2018 2018-B-04923 Update on submissions and upcoming briefings Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
11 December 2018 2018-B-05142 National Planning Standards: main briefing to confirm drafting Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: Prohibiting insider trading and market manipulation in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
25 February 2019 19-B-05213 Final decisions on the national planning standards Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
10 December 2018 Amending the CCRA Tranche 1 Cab Minute Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0606.01
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: Improving the NZ ETS Framework for Unit Supply Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Receiving emission units where there are overdue obligations Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
03 November 2019 17-13 -03953 Update on progress towards developing the first set of national planning standards Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Amending Unique Emissions Factor Errors Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
17 April 2018 2018-B-04385 National Planning Standards – approval for consultation Environment April 2019 Briefing note
16 November 2019 2018-B-04984 Implementation timeframes for the first set of national planning standards: submissions and some recommended variations Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
06 August 2018 Approval to Consult on improvements to the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
11 February 2019 2019-B-05262 National Planning Standards - Confirming approach to coastal matters and rural zones Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Amending the CCRA Tranche One Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper