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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 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
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
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
14 May 2020 Cabinet paper: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Settings regulations Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
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
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
14 May 2020 Cabinet paper: Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Policy Approvals Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
14 May 2020 Cabinet minute: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Settings regulations Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-0016
06 May 2020 Action for healthy waterways Part I: summary and overall impacts Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Regulatory impact statement
06 May 2020 Action for healthy waterways part 2: Detailed analysis Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Regulatory impact statement
28 April 2020 COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill Environment Hon David Parker May 2020 Cabinet paper
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
18 March 2020 Impact statement. Rules for auctioning in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw 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
12 March 2020 Industrial Allocation for Producing Refined Petroleum Products Climate Change April 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0007
12 March 2020 Industrial Allocation for Producing Refined Petroleum Products Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2020 Cabinet paper
02 March 2020 Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Impact Summary Environment February 2020 Regulatory impact statement
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
10 February 2020 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Cabinet paper
16 January 2020 Publication of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves report Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Briefing note
16 December 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates December 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 2020 Weekly updates
04 December 2019 Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2019 Environment December 2019 Cabinet minute LEG-19-MIN-0154
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 December 2019 Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill - Inclusion of Agricultural Emissions Provisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw December 2019 Cabinet paper
28 November 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates November 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 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
25 November 2019 Impact statement: Improving indigenous biodiversity management under the Resource Management Act (1991) Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Regulatory impact statement
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
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
15 November 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
14 November 2019 A review of industrial allocation in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 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
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]
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
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
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
29 October 2019 Hon David Parker - weekly updates October 2019 Environment Hon David Parker February 2020 Weekly updates
28 October 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Updates October 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage March 2020 Weekly updates
26 October 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates October 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 2020 Weekly updates
23 October 2019 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector Climate Change October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
23 October 2019 Release of discussion document on climate-related financial disclosures (Cabinet paper) Climate Change December 2019 Cabinet paper
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
21 October 2019 The Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Approval for introduction, agricultural policy decisions, and other minor policy decisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2019 Cabinet paper [CAB-19-MIN-0550]
19 October 2019 2018-B-04860 National Planning Standards - spatial layers and zone framework Environment Hon David Parker April 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
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
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
30 September 2019 Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Weekly Updates September 2019 Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Weekly updates
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
23 September 2019 Cabinet paper 2: Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater, and other outstanding policy decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
18 September 2019 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 (version 2) Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
17 September 2019 Communications package for Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-06019
17 September 2019 Cabinet Legislation Committee minute of decision - Resource Management Amendment bill approval for introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute LEG-19-MIN-0146
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
13 September 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill - Approval for Introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
12 September 2019 Update on the proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
12 September 2019 Proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand: Update Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0050
06 September 2019 Freshwater planning process - transitional arrangements and scope of matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05971
05 September 2019 Proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances: Release of discussion document Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0194