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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
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes sectors, Unique Emissions Factors and Other Removal Activities Cabinet paper
Cover Note Erratum POL (04) 8/10: Climate Change: The Outcome of the First Projects Tender Round January 2005 Cabinet paper POL (04) 8/10
Water Reform Paper Four: Managing within limits - quantity November 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Programme of Action - Consultation on policy direction October 2004 Cabinet paper POL (04) 320
Climate Change Policy: Options for controlling vehicle entry - fuel economy standards Cabinet paper
Response to Review of Environment Canterbury Cabinet paper
Review of Environment Canterbury: Release of discussion document for public consultation March 2015 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control – advice following consultation Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
Climate Change Policy: The Way Ahead Cabinet paper CAB 06 18/8
Climate Change International Negotiations: Update and New Zealand Position March 2009 Cabinet paper CAB (09) 120
Streamlining the Approval Process for Medicines That Are or Contain New Organisms Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
25 June 2018 Restoring our freshwater and waterways Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper CAB-18-MIN-0296
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2011 – Proposed Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Sector Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Policy issues for "Act I" ratification legislation Cabinet paper POL (01) 260
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Climate Change: New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet paper
Amendments for a Moderated NZ ETS and Second Order Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act Cabinet paper EGI (09) 13/2
The 100 day plan for climate change Climate Change December 2017 Cabinet paper
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
Advisory Group on Green Growth initiatives January 2011 Cabinet paper
Canterbury Earthquake (RMA 1991) Amendment Order 2010 September 2010 Cabinet paper
02 May 2019 Biogenic methane reductions required under the climate change Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet paper
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 – Pest Control Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
Climate Change Policy: The Way Ahead Cabinet paper CAB 06 18/8
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper One: Governance - proposals for public discussion document November 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Programme of Action - Consultation on policy direction October 2004 Cabinet paper POL (04) 320
Cabinet Paper: Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control March 2016 Cabinet paper
Urban Growth Agenda: Proposed Approach Environment Hon Phil Twyford Hon David Parker August 2018 Cabinet paper
Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill: Approval for Introduction March 2010 Cabinet paper
Review of Environment Canterbury: recommendations for future governance arrangements June 2015 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing roducts June 2016 Cabinet paper
Laboratory Research, Cloning, and Human Cell Lines Cabinet paper
Regulations on the measurement and reporting of water takes Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
03 July 2018 A new approach to the Crown/Māori relationship for freshwater Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper ENV-18-MIN-0032
Climate Change II: New Policies Cabinet paper POL (02) 72
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Climate Change: New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet paper
Climate Change Policy: Release of Discussion Paper on “Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012” Cabinet paper POL (06) 352
14 March 2019 National planning standards: Report back on consultation, changes, approval and implementation Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper
Framework for climate change policy and key upcoming decisions Climate Change July 2018 Cabinet paper
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
Towards a Sustainable New Zealand: Overview paper March 2007 Cabinet paper POL (07) 84
‘Moderated’ NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet paper STR (09) 11/1
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – final decisions on amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper – Final policy decisions for environmental reporting topics April 2016 Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Institutional arrangements for inventory, registry and Crown trading functions Cabinet paper POL (01) 379
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper Two: Objective and limit setting under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 November 2012 Cabinet paper
Review of operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement policy Cabinet paper CAB (05) 164
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme – further proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Paris Climate Change Agreement - Report back to Cabinet and Approval for Signature April 2016 Cabinet paper