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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
Climate Change: A Three Stage Process for Developing and Implementing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements with Industry Cabinet paper POL (01) 27
National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities under the Resource Management Act Cabinet paper
CBC Min (03) 3/16: Liability Issues for Genetic Modification Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/16
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
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Review of operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement policy Cabinet paper CAB (05) 164
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: National Environmental Standard for Air Quality Regulatory impact statement
Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet paper
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme - proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Office of the Minister for Climate Change Issues Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet paper EGI Min (10) 14/9
POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised: Government Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Cabinet minute POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised
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
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Cabinet paper
CAB Min (09) 28/10: Amendments for a Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 28/10
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Intellectual Property Cabinet paper
Briefing note 09-B-0897: Mitigation and mitigation costs estimates for the period 2013-2020: Background and intended approach to engaging with stakeholders Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-0897
Sustainable Water Programme of Action: Progress Report Cabinet minute POL (06) 321
CBC Min (03) 3/13: Laboratory Research, Cloning, and Human Cell Lines Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/13
CAB Min (02) 13/9: Climate Change I: Kyoto Protocol Preferred Policy Package: Overview Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/9
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 10/1
Climate Change Policy: The Way Ahead Cabinet paper CAB 06 18/8
Amendments for a Moderated NZ ETS and Second Order Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act Cabinet paper EGI (09) 13/2
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
CBC Min (11) 6/11: Phase II of the Resource Management Reforms: Urban and Infrastructure Planning and General Issues Cabinet minute CBC Min (11) 6/11
Moderate NZ ETS: Potential Amendments Cabinet paper STR (09) 17
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Legislative changes for new organisms - Overview Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: National environmental standard for sources of human drinking water Regulatory impact statement
CBC Min (06) 17/18: Climate change: Options for controlling vehicle entry - fuel economy standards Cabinet minute CBC Min (06) 17/18
Regulatory Impact Statement Options for Expediting RMA Consent Application Processes for Land Remediation in Canterbury under the Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (01) 31/11: Climate Change: Paper 1: Policy Issues for Act 1 Ratification Legislation Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/11
STR (09) 18: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR (09) 18
Regulatory options to reduce the negative impact of fireworks Cabinet paper
Royal Commission on Genetic Modification: Government Response Cabinet paper
Government leadership in energy efficiency and climate change 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 The Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities under the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet paper
A New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Key Messages and strategic Issues Cabinet paper POL (07) 302
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Conditional Release and Enforcement Cabinet paper
Resource Management Discount Regulations Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Final Policy for Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements (NGAs) Cabinet paper POL (03) 79
Climate Change: New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet paper
Review of the Resource Management Act 1991: Phase One Proposals Cabinet paper
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (11) 1/28: Advisory Group on Green Growth Initiatives Cabinet minute CAB Min (11) 1/28
Implementing the New Start for Fresh Water: Proposed Officials’ Work Programme Cabinet paper
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A:Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A
Office of the Minister for Climate Change Issues Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group Two Activities Cabinet paper
CAB Min (01) 27/5A: Climate Change: Next Steps for Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Climate Change Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 27/5A
CAB Min (09) 34/15 - Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme: Further Proposed Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/15
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms Including Zoo and Circus Animals Cabinet paper