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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
List of titles received by Minister for Climate Change between October 26 and 30 April Climate Change May 2018
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
Urban Growth Agenda: Proposed Approach Environment Hon Phil Twyford Hon David Parker August 2018 Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Administrative arrangements for the projects mechanism Cabinet paper POL (02) 211
Response to Review of Environment Canterbury Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper Four: Managing within limits - quantity November 2012 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control – advice following consultation Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
25 June 2018 Restoring our freshwater and waterways Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper CAB-18-MIN-0296
Climate Change: Plan for consultation and release of discussion documents Cabinet paper POL (01) 262
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Amendments for a Moderated NZ ETS and Second Order Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act Cabinet paper EGI (09) 13/2
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 2 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the Approval Process for Medicines That Are or Contain New Organisms Cabinet paper
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health Cabinet paper
The 100 day plan for climate change Climate Change December 2017 Cabinet paper
21 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet paper
Providing National guidance on Renewable Energy Projects through the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet paper CBC (07) 177
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
A New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Key Messages and strategic Issues Cabinet paper POL (07) 302
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Freshwater reform: Next steps and discussions at Waitangi 2015 January 2015 Cabinet paper
Advisory Group on Green Growth initiatives January 2011 Cabinet paper
Climate change: Domestic policy options Cabinet paper POL (01) 261
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Supporting a fit-for-purpose auctioning system Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
Canterbury Earthquake (RMA 1991) Amendment Order 2010 September 2010 Cabinet paper
Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet paper
Government Agreement to Legislate - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy September 2004 Cabinet paper
Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill: Approval for Introduction March 2010 Cabinet paper
15 November 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper One: Governance - proposals for public discussion document November 2012 Cabinet paper
Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 – Pest Control Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
03 July 2018 A new approach to the Crown/Māori relationship for freshwater Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper ENV-18-MIN-0032
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme - proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
13 September 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill - Approval for Introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill February 2016 Cabinet paper
Laboratory Research, Cloning, and Human Cell Lines Cabinet paper
Environment New Zealand 2007 – National-level State of the Environment Report October 2007 Cabinet paper POL (07) 386
Climate Change: A Three Stage Process for Developing and Implementing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements with Industry Cabinet paper POL (01) 27
Regulations on the measurement and reporting of water takes Cabinet paper
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Harmonisation with Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme March 2009 Cabinet paper CAB (09) 107
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
05 September 2019 Approval to release a discussion document on proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances Environment October 2019 Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on climate change - ratification and domestic action July 2016 Cabinet paper
Towards a Sustainable New Zealand: Overview paper March 2007 Cabinet paper POL (07) 84
Framework for climate change policy and key upcoming decisions Climate Change July 2018 Cabinet paper
09 October 2018 Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment November 2018 Cabinet paper
Climate Change IV: The role of the Resource Management Act Cabinet paper POL (02) 146
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
02 May 2019 Biogenic methane reductions required under the climate change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
‘Moderated’ NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet paper STR (09) 11/1
24 July 2019 Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet paper
Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet paper
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Government Agreement to Legislate - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy September 2004 Cabinet paper
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper