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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
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Issues with the Companies Act Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
02 March 2018 18-B-04172 National Planning Standards — implementation timeframes and support for implementation Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
19 October 2019 2018-B-04860 National Planning Standards - spatial layers and zone framework Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
25 February 2019 2019-B-05325 National planning standards – consultation with Ministers Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: NZ ETS Compliance and Penalties – Infringement Offences Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 May 2018 National planning standards: approval to consult Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Amending Unique Emissions Factor Errors Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: Improving the NZ ETS Framework for Unit Supply Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0248
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Industrial Allocations for Consolidated Groups Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
30 January 2018 18-B-04175 Agreement sought on the scope of the first set of national planning Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
27 September 2018 2018-B-04923 Update on submissions and upcoming briefings Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Amending the CCRA Tranche One Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
11 December 2018 2018-B-05142 National Planning Standards: main briefing to confirm drafting Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
06 August 2018 Approval to Consult on improvements to the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
25 February 2019 19-B-05213 Final decisions on the national planning standards Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Receiving emission units where there are overdue obligations Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Amending the CCRA Tranche 1 Cab Minute Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0606.01
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements - Sale of coal from stockpiles Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
03 November 2019 17-13 -03953 Update on progress towards developing the first set of national planning standards Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
17 April 2018 2018-B-04385 National Planning Standards – approval for consultation Environment April 2019 Briefing note
16 November 2019 2018-B-04984 Implementation timeframes for the first set of national planning standards: submissions and some recommended variations Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
11 February 2019 2019-B-05262 National Planning Standards - Confirming approach to coastal matters and rural zones Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
15 March 2019 The Interim Climate Change Committee terms of reference Climate Change March 2019 Cabinet paper
05 February 2018 Programme required to manage response to PFAS contamination Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
PFAS contamination: update on response and planned next steps Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
29 October 2018 National Resource Recovery Taskforce: New Zealand's options in response to effects created by the implementation of the National Sword Policy Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04894
12 July 2018 Improving waste management: supporting New Zealand’s transition to a circular economy Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
09 July 2018 Proposed Phase-out of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags Environment Hon Eugenie Sage December 2018 Cabinet minute
18 October 2018 Emissions Trading Scheme consultation: submissions analysis and next steps Climate Change December 2018 Briefing note
09 July 2018 Proposed Phase-out of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags Environment Hon Eugenie Sage December 2018 Cabinet paper
26 September 2018 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment November 2018 Regulatory impact statement
01 November 2018 Mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags Environment November 2018 Cabinet paper
09 October 2018 Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment November 2018 Cabinet paper
23 November 2018 Phasing out single-use plastic shopping bags Environment November 2018 Regulatory impact statement
30 May 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - May 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
30 June 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - June 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
23 April 2018 Freshwater: Resolving NPS-FM science differences Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Briefing note 2018-B-04474
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Weekly updates
06 July 2018 Genetic Technology - Overview and Next Steps Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Briefing note
28 May 2018 Public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change October 2018 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0247
25 June 2018 Restoring our freshwater and waterways Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper CAB-18-MIN-0296
07 May 2018 Hon Parker Environment Weekly Update 07-21 May Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Weekly updates
03 July 2018 A new approach to the Crown/Māori relationship for freshwater Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper ENV-18-MIN-0032
28 May 2018 Public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change October 2018 Cabinet paper
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2018 Weekly updates
30 October 2017 Hon Parker Environment Weekly Updates October 2017 - January 2018 Environment Hon David Parker September 2018 Weekly updates
03 March 2018 Weekly Updates March 2018 Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Weekly updates
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – export of liquid carbon dioxide Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 –Updating emission factors for natural gas opt-in participants Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement
29 March 2018 Amending the EEZ Act to provide for recovery of 801 costs - Cabinet paper and cost control advice Environment August 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04441
26 March 2018 Weekly Update 26 March 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2018 Weekly updates
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – Global warming potential for R-448A Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement
20 December 2017 Legal 2018 Environment Legislation Bids Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Briefing note 17-B-04105
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
10 August 2018 Proposed EEZ Act Amendment Bill 2018: talking points for Cabinet meeting Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Briefing note
31 January 2018 Recommendations to amend the EEZ Act to enable cost recovery for Board of Inquiry processes Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04184
07 September 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – natural gasoline Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement
21 August 2018 NZ ETS regulation updates 2018 – the synthetic greenhouse gas levy and imports of industrial water coolers Climate Change August 2018 Regulatory impact statement