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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: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Management Act Discount Regulations 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement – Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Implementing the New Start for Fresh Water: Proposed Officials’ Work Programme Cabinet paper
Release to the Environment and Coexistence Cabinet paper
Permitted Activties Proposals for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Regulations December 2012 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Options for reviewing the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 October 2015 Regulatory impact statement
02 May 2019 Biogenic methane reductions required under the climate change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
09 October 2018 Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment November 2018 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
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
15 April 2019 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage (Canberra Dec 2018) Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Cabinet paper
Review of the Resource Management Act 1991: Phase One Proposals Cabinet paper
Assistance Fund for Freshwater Clean-ups March 2011 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control March 2016 Cabinet paper
Review of Environment Canterbury: recommendations for future governance arrangements June 2015 Cabinet paper
Government Agreement to Legislate - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy September 2004 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
EEZ and Extended Continental Shelf Environmental Effects Legislation interim measure and other improvements to the Regulatory regime for Offshore Petroleum Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control Environment January 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note 11 December 2015 - MPA reform consultation plan 2015-16 February 2016 Briefing note
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
22 June 2016 Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Decommissioning of offshore installations in the EEZ Environment July 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gases) Regulations 2010 June 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: National environmental standards for electricity transmission activities September 2008 Regulatory impact statement
01 February 2019 February 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
19 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling future price controls Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
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
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on climate change - ratification and domestic action July 2016 Cabinet paper
Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Cabinet paper
Update to Cabinet on progress following review of Environment Canterbury March 2010 Cabinet paper
Fresh Start for Fresh Water - High level Government reponse to the Land and Water Forum report August 2011 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Regulations: Threshold for Liquid Fuels Opt-In July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Ministerial Call-In and Confidential Supporting Information 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: National Environmental Standard for Air Quality Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Forestry, agriculture and other technical and operational changes to facilitate the efficient administration of the Emissions Trading Scheme Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Management Act Discount Regulations 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Streamlined process for the review of Christchurch City's District Plans August 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Implementing the New Start for Fresh Water: Proposed Officials’ Work Programme Cabinet paper
Research and controls in containment Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Activity classification of burial at sea, and discharge and dumping activities under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 September 2015 Regulatory impact statement
30 June 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - June 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture – policy approval and agreement to draft regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme regulations updates Climate Change July 2017 Regulatory impact statement
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
Reform of the Resource Management Act 1991: Phase One Proposals Cabinet paper
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2018 Weekly updates
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health Cabinet paper
Assistance Fund for Freshwater Clean-ups March 2011 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Paris Climate Change Agreement - Report back to Cabinet and Approval for Signature April 2016 Cabinet paper
Policy approval for proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 August 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Towards a Sustainable New Zealand – Measures to Minimise Solid Waste Regulatory impact statement
12 July 2018 Improving waste management: supporting New Zealand’s transition to a circular economy Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement