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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
06 May 2019 Driving the transition to a climate-resilient low-emissions economy Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
PFAS contamination: update on response and planned next steps Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Policy approval for proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 August 2015 Cabinet paper
Towards a Sustainable New Zealand: Update on the Household Sustainability Programme December 2007 Cabinet paper POL (07) 457
Climate Change: Institutional arrangements for inventory, registry and Crown trading functions Cabinet paper POL (01) 379
06 August 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as “not new” under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet paper
Amendments for a Moderated NZ ETS and Second Order Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act Cabinet paper EGI (09) 13/2
Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet paper
Resource Management (Simplification and Streamlining) Amendment Bill Cabinet paper
14 May 2020 Cabinet paper: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Settings regulations Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill: Second Phase of Resource Management reform and approval for introduction February 2016 Cabinet paper
Water Reform: Overview November 2012 Cabinet paper
09 March 2018 Approval of policy decisions in relation to cost recovery of Boards of Inquiry and approval to introduce an EEZ Act Amendment Bill to the House Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Cabinet paper 18-C-04248
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Environment New Zealand 2007 – National-level State of the Environment Report October 2007 Cabinet paper POL (07) 386
14 November 2019 A review of industrial allocation in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw January 2020 Cabinet paper
Amending the PM10 Air Quality Standards: Final recommendations November 2010 Cabinet paper
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework Climate Change July 2017 Cabinet paper
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Cabinet EGI paper 9 December 2015 - The Government's proposed approach to reform New Zealand's marine protection framework and establish recreational fishing parks February 2016 Cabinet paper
Intellectual Property Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Administrative arrangements for the projects mechanism Cabinet paper POL (02) 211
Response to Review of Environment Canterbury Cabinet paper
National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management May 2011 Cabinet paper
17 June 2019 Transition to a low emissions economy: The Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s Low Emissions Economy report Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
15 March 2019 The Interim Climate Change Committee terms of reference Climate Change March 2019 Cabinet paper
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
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
Cabinet paper: Consultation on the Environmental Reporting Regulations November 2015 Cabinet paper
Towards a Sustainable New Zealand: Household Sustainability Programme April 2007 Cabinet paper POL (07) 146
Climate Change: Plan for consultation and release of discussion documents Cabinet paper POL (01) 262
Amendments for a Moderated NZ ETS and Second Order Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act Cabinet paper EGI (09) 13/2
A Proposed National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry Cabinet paper EGI (13) 352
Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf Environmental Effects Legislation Interim Measures Cabinet paper
Changes to more appropriately reflect the Treaty of Waitangi relationship under the HSNO Act Cabinet paper
21 October 2019 The Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Approval for introduction, agricultural policy decisions, and other minor policy decisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2019 Cabinet paper [CAB-19-MIN-0550]
Climate change: Domestic policy options Cabinet paper POL (01) 261
Canterbury Earthquake (RMA 1991) Amendment Order 2010 September 2010 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 1 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
Water Reform: Permission to release freshwater reform proposals and approval to undertake targeted engagement February 2013 Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
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
Implementation of a Mandatory Vehicle Fuel Economy Labelling Scheme April 2007 Cabinet paper EDC (07) 83
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework Climate Change July 2017 Cabinet paper
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
Climate Change – Review of Policy and Next Steps December 2005 Cabinet paper CBC (05) 394
10 February 2020 Report on overseas travel: Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2020 Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Cabinet EGI paper 18 June 2015 - Draft consultation document on the Government's proposed approach to reform New Zealand's marine protection framework February 2016 Cabinet paper
Food and Medical Cabinet paper
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill: Approval for Introduction March 2010 Cabinet paper
06 April 2020 Process to update New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2020 Cabinet paper
Government leadership in energy efficiency and climate change Cabinet paper
Fresh Start for Fresh Water - Forward work programme May 2011 Cabinet paper
14 March 2019 National planning standards: Report back on consultation, changes, approval and implementation Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper