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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
Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet paper
CAB Min (02) 13/11: Climate Change III: The Role of Local Government Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/11
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
International Climate Change: New Zealand’s unconditional 2020 target Cabinet paper Cabinet paper 13-C-01331
Cabinet Minute CBC Min (07) 18/16: Providing National guidance on Renewable Energy Projects through the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet minute CBC Min (07) 18/16
Climate Change: Next steps for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Cabinet paper POL (01) 227
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 10/1
EGI Min (10) 21/11: Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed regulations for synthetic greenhouse gases Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/11
EGI Min (10) 14/9: Industrial Allocation Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet minute EGU Min (10) 14/9
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf Environmental Effects Legislation Interim Measures Cabinet paper
A proposed mechanism to incentivise permanent (non-harvest) "commercial" forest sinks Cabinet paper POL (03) 106
Changes to more appropriately reflect the Treaty of Waitangi relationship under the HSNO Act Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environment Effects Legislation CAB Min (11) 19/7B Cabinet minute CAB Min (11) 19/7B
CAB Min (01) 31/14: Climate Change: Paper 4: Economic Development Opportunities Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/14
Regulations on the measurement and reporting of water takes Cabinet paper
POL Min (05) 6/6: Climate Change Policy for Energy-intensive Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMES) Cabinet minute POl Min (05) 6/6
STR Min (09) 11/1: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 11/1
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
CBC Min (06) 20/24: Climate Change Policy: Release of Discussion Paper on “Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012” Cabinet minute CBC Min (06) 20/24
Providing National guidance on Renewable Energy Projects through the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet paper CBC (07) 177
Climate Change Policy: Proposal for a Discussion Paper on Options to Reduce New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Post-2012 Cabinet paper CBC (06) 273
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – final decisions on amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Research and controls in containment Cabinet paper
CAB Min (09) 33/9 - Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme: Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 33/9
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 regulatory impact statement Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (02) 4/3: Climate Change: Setting the Direction for Future Domestic Policy Options and Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 4/3
CAB Min (03) 4/1B: Streamlining the Approval Process for Medicines That Are or Contain New Organisms Cabinet minute CAB Min (03) 4/1B
National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities under the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note 09-B-01825: New Zealand’s 2020 Target – further analysis and options Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-01825
CAB Min (09) 23/2A: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 23/2A
Resource Management Discount Regulations Cabinet paper
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
Climate Change IV: Adapting to climate change Cabinet paper POL (02) 74
Regulatory Impact Statement Options for Expediting RMA Processes for the Provision of Temporary Accommodation and other Specified Activities Regulatory impact statement
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Review of operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement policy Cabinet paper CAB (05) 164
CAB Min (09) 28/10: Amendments for a Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 28/10
Intellectual Property Cabinet paper
Cabinet Minute EGI Min (09) 16/7: Amendments for a Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme Cabinet minute EGI Min (09) 16/7
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Climate Change: A Three Stage Process for Developing and Implementing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements with Industry Cabinet paper POL (01) 27
CBC Min (03) 3/16: Liability Issues for Genetic Modification Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/16
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
Sustainable Water Programme of Action: Progress Report Cabinet minute POL (06) 321
CAB Min (02) 26/17: Climate Change II: Public Awareness and Education, Business Opportunities and Local Government Partnership Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 26/17
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Management Act Discount Regulations 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme - proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised: Government Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Cabinet minute POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised
EGI Min (12) 8/4: Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2011: Proposed Amendments relating to synthetic greenhouse gases sector Cabinet minute EGI Min (12) 8/4
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
CBC Min (06) 17/16 Climate Change Policy: Proposal for a Discussion Paper on Options to Reduce New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Post – 2012 Cabinet minute CBC Min (06) 17/16
Moderate NZ ETS: Potential Amendments Cabinet paper STR (09) 17
Legislative changes for new organisms - Overview Cabinet paper
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme – further proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper