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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
28 October 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Updates October 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage March 2020 Weekly updates
02 December 2019 Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Inclusion of Agricultural Emissions Provisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw February 2020 Cabinet minute Cab-19-Min-0625.01
02 March 2020 Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Impact Summary Environment February 2020 Regulatory impact statement
10 February 2020 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Cabinet paper
31 July 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update July 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Weekly updates
26 November 2019 Amending the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality Regulatory Impact Statement Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta Hon David Parker February 2020 Regulatory impact statement
31 August 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update August 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Weekly updates
29 October 2019 Hon David Parker - weekly updates October 2019 Environment Hon David Parker February 2020 Weekly updates
30 September 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Updates September 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Weekly updates
31 July 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Update July 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Weekly updates
14 November 2020 Minute of decision – New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: A Review of Industrial Allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0062
14 November 2019 A review of industrial allocation in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Cabinet paper
16 January 2020 Publication of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves report Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Briefing note
22 August 2019 Final policy decisions for action on agricultural emissions: draft Cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
05 November 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates November 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
12 June 2019 Fieldays meeting on climate change with the Primary Sector Leaders Group Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
22 August 2019 New Zealand’s implementation of new chemical listings under the Rotterdam Convention (policy stage) Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Cabinet paper
08 October 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates October 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
30 April 2019 Joint advice on a response to the Interim Climate Change Committee's recommendations on agriculture Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
02 July 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates July 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
02 December 2019 Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill - Inclusion of Agricultural Emissions Provisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw December 2019 Cabinet paper
04 September 2019 Action on agricultural emissions draft Cabinet paper: Remaining policy decisions Climate Change December 2019 Briefing note
02 October 2019 Agriculture in the CCR(ETR)AB: Advice on legislative changes to support the preferred interim option Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
02 November 2018 Essential Freshwater (Paper no 18) Improving farming practices and managing intensification of rural land use Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Briefing note
29 August 2019 Final policy decisions for action on agricultural emissions: third draft Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
03 December 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates December 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
10 July 2019 Next steps for public consultation on agricultural emissions and update on the Primary Sector Leaders' Group's proposal Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
15 October 2019 New Zealand’s implementation of new chemical listings under the Rotterdam Convention (legislation stage) Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Cabinet paper
03 May 2019 Allocations to agricultural processors in the NZ Emissions Trading System Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
22 August 2019 New Zealand’s Implementation of New Chemical Listings Under the Rotterdam Convention Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0042
08 August 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates August 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
29 May 2019 Response to the New Zealand primary sector leader's group proposal on climate change Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
30 January 2019 Proposed policy framework and timeframes for agriculture and climate change policy decisions in 2019 Climate Change Hon James Shaw December 2019 Briefing note
08 October 2019 Approval of legislative changes on agricultural emissions to progress drafting Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
23 October 2019 Climate-related financial disclosures: Release of discussion document (Cabinet minute) Climate Change Hon James Shaw December 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0281
09 May 2019 Approval to lodge cabinet paper - final decisions on agricultural emissions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
28 January 2019 Hon David Parker - weekly updates January 2019 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
07 August 2019 Key issues and options for preliminary drafting on agriculture Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
23 October 2019 Release of discussion document on climate-related financial disclosures (Cabinet paper) Climate Change December 2019 Cabinet paper
24 May 2019 Minimum requirements for a Voluntary Accord with the Agriculture Sector Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
04 December 2019 Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2019 Environment December 2019 Cabinet minute LEG-19-MIN-0154
03 September 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates September 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
27 August 2019 Updated draft cabinet paper final policy decisions for action on agriculture emissions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
04 April 2019 Preliminary advice on policy options to reduce agricultural emissions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
31 October 2019 LEG paper for Ministerial consultation: Inclusion of agricultural emissions provisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
13 September 2019 Aide Memoire - Getting to farm level interim Options 1 and 2 Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
04 February 2019 Hon David Parker - weekly updates February 2019 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
24 July 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-0196
26 June 2019 Appointing the chair of the resource management review panel Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Cabinet paper
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]
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
15 November 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
22 August 2019 Appointing members of the Resource Management Review Panel and replacing a member of the Essential Freshwater Independent Advisory Panel Environment November 2019 Cabinet paper
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
27 September 2019 Minor changes to the National Planning Standards and delegation for future minor changes Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05820
25 November 2019 Impact statement: Improving indigenous biodiversity management under the Resource Management Act (1991) Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Regulatory impact statement
12 September 2019 Proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand: Update Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0050
12 September 2019 Update on the proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand Environment Hon Eugenie Sage 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
25 November 2018 2019 Environment Legislation Programme bids Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Briefing note