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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
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
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
19 October 2019 2018-B-04860 National Planning Standards - spatial layers and zone framework Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
30 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
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
01 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0034
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
27 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0036
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture – policy approval and agreement to draft regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture: Policy Approval and Agreement to Draft Regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0022
21 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two Impact Statement – A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0017
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
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 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0208
06 May 2019 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
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 Driving the transition to a climate-resilient low-emissions economy Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Market governance - next steps Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
03 May 2019 Briefing notes relating to agriculture consultation cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Briefing note
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
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
30 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0012
19 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling future price controls Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
15 April 2019 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage (Canberra Dec 2018) Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Cabinet paper
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
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
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
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
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
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
19 March 2019 Impact Summary - NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving Transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
18 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: CCRA Tranche two amendments Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
15 March 2019 The Interim Climate Change Committee terms of reference Climate Change March 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
14 March 2019 National planning standards: Report back on consultation, changes, approval and implementation Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties 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 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving the NZ ETS framework for unit supply Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 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
25 February 2019 2019-B-05325 National planning standards – consultation with Ministers Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
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
01 February 2019 February 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
01 January 2019 January 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill - Minute of decision Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute [ENV-18-MIN-0053]
19 December 2018 Regulatory impact statement Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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: NZ ETS Improvements - Amending Unique Emissions Factor Errors 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
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 Amending the CCRA Tranche One Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: High-level Design of an Auction System for the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: NZ ETS Compliance and Penalties – Infringement Offences Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Issues with the Companies Act Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement