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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
CAB Min (02) 13/10: Climate Change II: New Policies Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/10
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Legislative changes for new organisms - Overview Cabinet paper
EGI Min (10) 21/11: Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed regulations for synthetic greenhouse gases Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/11
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (10) 19/9: Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 19/9
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
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
A proposed mechanism to incentivise permanent (non-harvest) "commercial" forest sinks Cabinet paper POL (03) 106
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (01) 31/14: Climate Change: Paper 4: Economic Development Opportunities Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/14
Response to Review of Environment Canterbury 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: Transfer of discharge and dumping regulatory function Regulatory impact statement
Conditional Release and Enforcement Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements (NGAs) Cabinet paper POL (02) 210
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet paper
Climate Change: Next steps for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Cabinet paper POL (01) 227
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
CAB Min (09) 28/9: Climate Change: New Zealand's 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 28/9
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
Implementing the New Start for Fresh Water: Proposed Officials’ Work Programme Cabinet paper
Regulations on the measurement and reporting of water takes Cabinet paper
National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities under the Resource Management Act Cabinet paper
Cover Note POL Min (03) 240- Climate Change: The Projects Mechanism - Details of the model Project Agreements Cabinet minute POL Min (03) 240
CAB Min (09) 23/2A: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 23/2A
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: National Environmental Standard for Air Quality Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change IV: Adapting to climate change Cabinet paper POL (02) 74
Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms 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
Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms Including Zoo and Circus Animals Cabinet paper
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
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute CAB (09) 347
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – final decisions on amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Setting the direction for phase two of the resource management reforms Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: National environmental standard for sources of human drinking water Regulatory impact statement
STR Min (09) 18: Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 18
Climate change: Domestic policy options Cabinet paper POL (01) 261
Regulatory impact statement: Response to review of Environment Canterbury Agency Disclosure Statement Regulatory impact statement
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
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A:Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A
Regulatory Impact Statement Lyttelton Port Company – Options for an Order in Council under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 for a 10 hectare reclamation and waste disposal Regulatory impact statement
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Cabinet decisions Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme - proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf Environmental Effects Legislation Interim Measures Cabinet paper
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet paper
POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised: Government Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Cabinet minute POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised
CBC Min (03) 3/12: Legislative changes for new organisms - Overview Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/12
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
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
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
Climate Change: A Three Stage Process for Developing and Implementing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements with Industry Cabinet paper POL (01) 27
CAB Min (02) 13/9: Climate Change I: Kyoto Protocol Preferred Policy Package: Overview Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/9
Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 regulatory impact statement Regulatory impact statement