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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
19 July 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill: Outstanding matters and timeframes Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note
01 July 2019 Cabinet minute of decision - Proposed RM Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0337.01
10 October 2018 Next steps for the Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04987
24 July 2019 Minute of decision: Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship: Release of consultation document Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0195
17 September 2019 Communications package for Resource Management Amendment Bill Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-06019
28 February 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill draft Cab Leg Comm paper and decision on alternate Environment Judge matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05321
19 February 2019 Minute of decision - Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill policy proposals for departmental report Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0449
15 March 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill and draft LEG paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-0537
28 April 2019 Proposed scope of a narrow Resource Management Act Amendment Bill 2018 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04498
19 February 2019 Appendix 1 - Proposed technical amendments Zero Carbon Bill Cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 Additional proposals for proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – synthetic greenhouse gases and refrigerated shipping containers Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
24 July 2019 Final policy recommendations for decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet paper
18 September 2019 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 (version 2) Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – updating emission factors for natural gas opt-in participants Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
31 July 2019 Public consultation on a proposed national policy statement on urban development Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 Impact statement - A new planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 August 2019 Impact Summary: NZ ETS regulation updates 2019 – ETS obligations for import of coal-based products Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
31 July 2019 Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development: Release of Discussion Document Environment September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0204
02 September 2019 Essential freshwater – public consultation on national direction for freshwater management Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
24 July 2019 Decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act: Final policy proposals Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0192
06 May 2019 Driving the transition to a climate-resilient low-emissions economy Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
23 July 2019 Impact statement for a proposed national policy statement on urban development Environment Hon David Parker Hon Phil Twyford August 2019 Regulatory impact statement
03 May 2019 Briefing notes relating to agriculture consultation cabinet paper Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Briefing note
17 June 2019 Transition to a low emissions economy: The Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s Low Emissions Economy report Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper
01 July 2019 Agriculture consultation cabinet paper with appendix 2 and 3 Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2019 Cabinet paper CAB-19-MIN-0337
Releasing a discussion document on proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances Environment Hon David Parker August 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 January 2019 January 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
30 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two Impact Statement – A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
01 February 2019 February 2019 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0017
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture: Policy Approval and Agreement to Draft Regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0022
25 June 2019 National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture – policy approval and agreement to draft regulations Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: A phase-down of industrial allocation Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet paper
01 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0034
01 December 2018 December 2018 Weekly updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage July 2019 Weekly updates
21 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment Hon David Parker July 2019 Cabinet paper
27 June 2019 Comprehensive review of the resource management system: scope and process Environment July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0036
30 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Cancellation and Replacement of Kyoto Units in private accounts Climate Change July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0012
01 July 2018 Climate Change weekly updates for July 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates
14 March 2019 Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act: Tranche two - ENV-19-MIN-0003 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0003
01 October 2018 October 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
08 April 2019 Improving compliance and penalties - ENV-19-MIN-0153 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0153
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Providing clarity for auctions in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 March 2019 Impact Summary - NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving Transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
06 May 2019 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling a price floor in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 September 2018 September 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
04 April 2019 Improving transparency - ENV-19-MIN-0013 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0013
01 September 2018 August 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Market governance - next steps Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
18 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: CCRA Tranche two amendments Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 September 2018 Climate Change weekly updates for September 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Weekly updates