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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
Regulatory Impact Statement: National environmental standards for electricity transmission activities September 2008 Regulatory impact statement
21 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Fresh Water: Allocation Work Programme Environment June 2016 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
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: NES to Control Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills July 2004 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for the carry-over of Kyoto units from the first Kyoto Protocol commitment period February 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
01 August 2018 Climate Change weekly updates August 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
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
Regulatory Impact Statement Options for Expediting RMA Consent Application Processes for Land Remediation in Canterbury under the Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: The Waitaki Catchment - water allocation November 2003 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Options for improving indigenous biodiversity on private land November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities September 2010 Cabinet paper
Permitted Activties Proposals for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Regulations December 2012 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Wash-off products containing microbeads Environment August 2017 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
29 March 2018 Cost recovery of Boards of Inquiry appointed under the EEZ Act Environment March 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: ETS Review 2011: Proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 – Part 1 February 2012 Regulatory impact statement
02 May 2019 Biogenic methane reductions required under the climate change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
30 June 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - June 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
Climate Change: New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet paper
Briefing note 29 January 2016 - MPA reform - iwi engagement February 2016 Briefing note
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
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
Regulatory Impact Statement Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Regulatory impact statement
Overarching and Structural Elements Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Cabinet paper
23 October 2019 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector Climate Change October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Repayment of Units Received Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
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
Regulatory Impact Statement: National environmental standards for electricity transmission activities September 2008 Regulatory impact statement
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet paper
Water Reform - The third report of the Land and Water Forum November 2012 Cabinet paper
Office of the Minister for Climate Change Issues Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group Two Activities Cabinet paper
15 November 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities 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
Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 regulatory impact statement Regulatory impact statement
10 August 2018 Proposed EEZ Act Amendment Bill 2018: talking points for Cabinet meeting Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Briefing note
12 July 2018 Improving waste management: supporting New Zealand’s transition to a circular economy Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
Approval for public consultation on a proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity June 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 1 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
28 November 2019 Hon Nanaia Mahuta Environment Weekly Updates November 2019 Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta May 2020 Weekly updates
Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Environment February 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: National environmental standards for electricity transmission activities September 2008 Regulatory impact statement
13 September 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill - Approval for Introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 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
19 October 2019 2018-B-04860 National Planning Standards - spatial layers and zone framework Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
Regulatory Impact Statement: Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill September 2009 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for the carry-over of Kyoto units from the first Kyoto Protocol commitment period February 2014 Regulatory impact statement
19 December 2018 Proposed Climate Change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
28 May 2018 Public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change October 2018 Cabinet paper
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
01 July 2018 Climate Change weekly updates for July 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing products June 2016 Cabinet paper
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