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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
Environmental Reporting Bill: Approval for Introduction February 2014 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Options for improving indigenous biodiversity on private land November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Government leadership in energy efficiency and climate change Cabinet paper
17 April 2018 2018-B-04385 National Planning Standards – approval for consultation Environment April 2019 Briefing note
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
06 July 2018 Genetic Technology - Overview and Next Steps Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Briefing note
01 July 2018 July 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 April 2011 Regulatory impact statement
05 November 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates November 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
22 June 2016 Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Decommissioning of offshore installations in the EEZ Environment July 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Alignment of the decision-making processes for nationally significant proposals and notified discretionary marine consents November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gases) Regulations 2010 June 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Cabinet paper
09 July 2018 Proposed Phase-out of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags Environment Hon Eugenie Sage December 2018 Cabinet minute
01 January 2019 January 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
Regulatory Impact Statement Options for Expediting RMA Processes for the Provision of Temporary Accommodation and other Specified Activities Regulatory impact statement
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework Climate Change July 2017 Cabinet paper
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper Two: Objective and limit setting under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 November 2012 Cabinet paper
03 May 2019 Allocations to agricultural processors in the NZ Emissions Trading System Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
Regulatory impact statement: Proposal Marine Legislation Bill Supplementary Order paper EEZ Continental Shelf Act 2012 August 2013 Regulatory impact statement
19 December 2018 Regulatory impact statement Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 Impact statement - A new planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
15 March 2019 The Interim Climate Change Committee terms of reference Climate Change March 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 paper
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Regulatory impact statement
Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016 Environment November 2016 Cabinet paper
15 April 2019 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage (Canberra Dec 2018) Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Cabinet paper
Intellectual Property 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
25 November 2018 2019 Environment Legislation Programme bids Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Briefing note
Office of the Minister for Climate Change Issues Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group Two Activities Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – The default emissions factor for combusting used tyres for energy Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Amending the PM10 Air Quality Standards: Final Recommendations November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on climate change - ratification and domestic action July 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 regulatory impact statement Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 April 2011 Regulatory impact statement
03 December 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates December 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
Environmental Reporting Framework October 2013 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Options for improving indigenous biodiversity on private land November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2018 Weekly updates
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
Government leadership in energy efficiency and climate change Cabinet paper
02 March 2018 18-B-04172 National Planning Standards — implementation timeframes and support for implementation Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme – further proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
RIS: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space rocket launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Environment October 2016 Regulatory impact statement