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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 Policy: The Way Ahead Cabinet paper CAB 06 18/8
Implementing the New Start for Fresh Water: Proposed Officials’ Work Programme Cabinet paper
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes sectors, Unique Emissions Factors and Other Removal Activities Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Management Act Discount Regulations 2010 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 (09) 9/10: NZ ETS: Harmonisation with Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 9/10
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
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
Climate Change Policy: Options for controlling vehicle entry - fuel economy standards Cabinet paper
Ministerial Call-In and Confidential Supporting Information Cabinet paper
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Review of operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement policy Cabinet paper CAB (05) 164
Climate Change Policy: Release of Discussion Paper on “Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012” Cabinet paper POL (06) 352
Cabinet Minute EGI Min (09) 16/7: Amendments for a Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme Cabinet minute EGI Min (09) 16/7
Climate Change I: Kyoto Protocol preferred Policy Package: Overview Cabinet paper POL (02) 71
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Report back on development of national environmental standards for electricity transmission Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (02) 26/18: Climate Change III: Work Programme, Budget and Institution for Climate Change Project Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 26/18
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
Cabinet minute: Transfer of discharge and dumping regulatory function Cabinet minute EGI Min (11) 21/7
CAB Min (01) 31/13: Climate Change: Paper 3: Plan for Consultation and Release of Discussion Document Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/13
POL Min (03) 7/14: Changes to More Appropriately Reflect the Treaty of Waitangi Relationship under the HSNO Act Cabinet minute POL Min (03) 7/14
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
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme – further proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
CAB Min (02) 13/10: Climate Change II: New Policies Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/10
Advisory Group on Green Growth Initiatives - Terms of Reference Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Government leadership in energy efficiency and climate change Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement Second order amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Regulatory impact statement
A proposed mechanism to incentivise permanent (non-harvest) "commercial" forest sinks Cabinet paper POL (03) 106
Release to the Environment and Coexistence Cabinet paper
Climate Change: New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Transfer of discharge and dumping regulatory function Regulatory impact statement
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Climate Change: Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements (NGAs) Cabinet paper POL (02) 210
CAB Min (01) 31/14: Climate Change: Paper 4: Economic Development Opportunities Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/14
CAB Min (03) 4/3: Conditional Release and Enforcement Cabinet minute CAB Min (03) 4/3
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (10) 19/9: Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 19/9
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
Climate Change: Next steps for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Cabinet paper POL (01) 227
EGI Min (10) 21/11: Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed regulations for synthetic greenhouse gases Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/11
Sustainable Water Programme of Action: Progress Report Cabinet minute POL (06) 321
Response to Review of Environment Canterbury Cabinet paper
Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Cabinet decisions Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
EGI Min (10) 14/9: Industrial Allocation Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet minute EGU Min (10) 14/9
CAB Min (09) 23/2A: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 23/2A
CBC Min (03) 3/18: Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms Including Zoo and Circus Animals Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/18
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A:Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A
Setting the direction for phase two of the resource management reforms Cabinet paper
Climate Change IV: Adapting to climate change Cabinet paper POL (02) 74