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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
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 December 2019 Cabinet paper
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
23 October 2019 Release of discussion document on climate-related financial disclosures (Cabinet paper) Climate Change December 2019 Cabinet paper
23 October 2019 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector Climate Change October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
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
05 September 2019 Approval to release a discussion document on proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances Environment October 2019 Cabinet paper
04 September 2019 Action on agricultural emissions draft Cabinet paper: Remaining policy decisions Climate Change December 2019 Briefing note
02 September 2019 Essential freshwater – public consultation on national direction for freshwater management Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
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
28 August 2019 Draft Cabinet Legislation Committee (LEG) paper for Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05786
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
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
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – synthetic greenhouse gases and refrigerated shipping containers Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – updating emission factors for natural gas opt-in participants Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – ETS obligations for import of coal-based products Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
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
31 July 2019 Public consultation on a proposed national policy statement on urban development Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
31 July 2019 Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development: Release of Discussion Document Environment September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0204
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
24 July 2019 Decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act: Final policy proposals Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0192
24 July 2019 Final policy recommendations for decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet paper
24 July 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-0196
24 July 2019 Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet paper
24 July 2019 Minute of decision: Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship: Release of consultation document Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0195
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
19 July 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill: Outstanding matters and timeframes Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note
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
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