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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
14 May 2020 Regulatory Impact Assessment - Extending access to the fixed-price option to emissions from the start of 2020 at $35 Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
06 April 2020 Process to update New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
11 September 2019 Delivering the level of applied environmental research needed to support the Government’s sustainable land use and freshwater objectives Environment Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon David Parker June 2020 Briefing note
11 September 2019 Delivering the level of applied environmental research needed to support the Government’s sustainable land use and freshwater objectives Environment Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon David Parker June 2020 Briefing note
18 March 2020 Impact statement. Rules for auctioning in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
14 May 2020 Cabinet minute: Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Policy Approvals Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0017
21 November 2019 Hon James Shaw - weekly updates November 2019 Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Weekly updates
14 May 2020 NZ ETS unit supply and price control settings regulations regulatory impact assessment Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
03 February 2020 Approval to release discussion document Proposed amendments to National Environmental Standards for Air Quality: Particulate matter and mercury emissions Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta June 2020 Cabinet paper
13 February 2020 Impact summary: Cabinet paper for policy decisions for Resource Management Amendment Bill Departmental Report and other minor and technical matters Environment Hon David Parker June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
14 May 2020 Cabinet minute: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Settings regulations Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-0016
14 May 2020 Cabinet paper: Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Policy Approvals Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
12 March 2020 Public consultation on options to implement amendments to the Basel Convention to better manage the international trade in plastic waste Environment Hon Eugenie Sage June 2020 Cabinet paper
14 May 2020 Cabinet paper: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Settings regulations Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
19 May 2020 Impact Summary: Making permanent recent RMA changes to allow documents to be made accessible electronically, and hearings to use remote access facilities Environment Hon David Parker June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
13 February 2020 Impact summary: Linking the Zero Carbon Act 2019 with the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker June 2020 Regulatory impact statement
18 March 2020 Cabinet minute: Regulatory decisions on the rules for auctioning in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-20-MIN-0047
18 March 2020 Cabinet paper: Regulatory decisions on the rules for auctioning in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
12 March 2020 Cabinet minute: Basel Convention to better manage the international trade in plastic waste: Public consultation Environment Hon Eugenie Sage June 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0013
06 May 2020 Action for healthy waterways part 2: Detailed analysis Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Regulatory impact statement
18 May 2020 Action for healthy waterways – Decisions on national direction and regulations for freshwater management Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor May 2020 Cabinet paper
28 April 2020 COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Cabinet paper
28 November 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates November 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 2020 Weekly updates
27 February 2020 Application by Mackenzie District Council for a 12-month extension of time to issue a decision on proposed Plan Change 18 Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Briefing note
26 October 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates October 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 2020 Weekly updates
06 May 2020 Action for healthy waterways Part I: summary and overall impacts Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Regulatory impact statement
16 December 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates December 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 2020 Weekly updates
12 March 2020 Industrial Allocation for Producing Refined Petroleum Products Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2020 Cabinet paper
06 August 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as “not new” under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet paper
12 August 2019 Regulatory Impact Statement: Future climate change policy treatment for Refining NZ Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2020 Regulatory impact statement
06 August 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as not new under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet minute LEG-19-MIN-0110
20 February 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as “not new” under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet paper
12 March 2020 Industrial Allocation for Producing Refined Petroleum Products Climate Change April 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0007
20 February 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as not new under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0028
28 October 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Updates October 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage March 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
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
16 January 2020 Publication of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves report Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Briefing note
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
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
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
03 September 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates September 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
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
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
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