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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
Improving alignment of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme with New Zealand’s provisional 2030 emissions reduction target March 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control March 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet EGI paper 18 June 2015 - Draft consultation document on the Government's proposed approach to reform New Zealand's marine protection framework February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 14 September 2015 - Talking points EGI meeting 16 Sept 2015 February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet Paper: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 6 November 2015 - Upcoming meeting with the Conservation Iwi Leaders Group February 2016 Briefing note
Briefing note 29 October 2015 - Response to request for advice on marine spatial planning February 2016 Briefing note
Briefing note 2 June 2105 - Ministerial and agency feedback on the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) draft consultation document February 2016 Briefing note
Amending the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 February 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Establishment of a Kermadec Ocean Santuary February 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill: Second Phase of Resource Management reform and approval for introduction February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 31 August 2015 - Marine collaborative processes - funding options February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet EGI paper 9 December 2015 - The Government's proposed approach to reform New Zealand's marine protection framework and establish recreational fishing parks February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 11 December 2015 - MPA reform consultation plan 2015-16 February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 1 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 29 January 2016 - MPA reform - iwi engagement February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 2 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing Note 18 June 2015 - New Zealand's international obligations and comparative progress February 2016 Briefing note
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Alignment of the decision-making processes for nationally significant proposals and notified discretionary marine consents November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Consultation on the Environmental Reporting Regulations November 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: EEZ Amendments November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Consultation on amendments to regulations prescribing organisms as not genetically modified for the purposes of the HSNO Act November 2015 Cabinet paper
Briefing Note: Environmental Reporting Regulations consultation – Cabinet paper October 2015 Briefing note 15-B-03239
Regulatory Impact Statement: Options for reviewing the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 October 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing Note: Environmental Reporting Regulations consultation – draft discussion document and cabinet paper October 2015 Briefing note 15-B-03214
Cabinet Paper: Establishment of a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary September 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Activity classification of burial at sea, and discharge and dumping activities under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 September 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Policy approval for proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 August 2015 Cabinet paper
New Zealand's intended contribution to the new global climate change agreement June 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Environment Canterbury governance arrangements Environment June 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Review of Environment Canterbury: recommendations for future governance arrangements June 2015 Cabinet paper
Review of Environment Canterbury: Release of discussion document for public consultation March 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Freshwater reform: Next steps and discussions at Waitangi 2015 January 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Streamlined process for the review of Christchurch City's District Plans August 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Streamlined process for the review of Christchurch City's District Plans August 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Freshwater programme: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management June 2014 Cabinet paper EGI (14) 113
Regulatory impact statement – Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Re-registration arbitrage by post-1989 forest land participants in the ETS May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Re-registration arbitrage by post-1989 forest land participants in the ETS May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement – Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for the carry-over of Kyoto units from the first Kyoto Protocol commitment period February 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Activity classification of exploration drilling under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 February 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for the carry-over of Kyoto units from the first Kyoto Protocol commitment period February 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Environmental Reporting Bill: Approval for Introduction February 2014 Cabinet paper
Fresh Start For Fresh Water – Objective and Limit Setting December 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Draft Regulatory Impact Statement on Proposed Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management Environment November 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Environmental Reporting Framework October 2013 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Proposed options to include fugitive coal seam methane in allocative baselines in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme September 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Freshwater Reform: Consultation on Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management August 2013 Cabinet paper 13-C-01319, EGI (13) 225
Briefing note: Freshwater planning and the scope of the collaborative process August 2013 Briefing note 13-B-01628
Regulatory impact statement: Proposal Marine Legislation Bill Supplementary Order paper EEZ Continental Shelf Act 2012 August 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Release of discussion document: Proposed Environmental Reporting Bill August 2013 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Environmental Reporting Bill July 2013 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Regulations: Threshold for Liquid Fuels Opt-In July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note: Freshwater Reform: Approach to consultation on national policy statements amendments July 2013 Briefing note 13-B-01248