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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
30 January 2019 Proposed policy framework and timeframes for agriculture and climate change policy decisions in 2019 Climate Change Hon James Shaw December 2019 Briefing note
08 October 2019 Approval of legislative changes on agricultural emissions to progress drafting Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
23 October 2019 Climate-related financial disclosures: Release of discussion document (Cabinet minute) Climate Change Hon James Shaw December 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0281
09 May 2019 Approval to lodge cabinet paper - final decisions on agricultural emissions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
28 January 2019 Hon David Parker - weekly updates January 2019 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
07 August 2019 Key issues and options for preliminary drafting on agriculture Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
23 October 2019 Release of discussion document on climate-related financial disclosures (Cabinet paper) Climate Change December 2019 Cabinet paper
24 May 2019 Minimum requirements for a Voluntary Accord with the Agriculture Sector Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
04 December 2019 Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2019 Environment December 2019 Cabinet minute LEG-19-MIN-0154
03 September 2018 Hon David Parker - weekly updates September 2018 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
27 August 2019 Updated draft cabinet paper final policy decisions for action on agriculture emissions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
04 April 2019 Preliminary advice on policy options to reduce agricultural emissions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
31 October 2019 LEG paper for Ministerial consultation: Inclusion of agricultural emissions provisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
13 September 2019 Aide Memoire - Getting to farm level interim Options 1 and 2 Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon Damien O'Connor December 2019 Briefing note
04 February 2019 Hon David Parker - weekly updates February 2019 Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Weekly updates
15 November 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
22 August 2019 Appointing members of the Resource Management Review Panel and replacing a member of the Essential Freshwater Independent Advisory Panel Environment November 2019 Cabinet paper
01 November 2019 Cabinet paper: Comprehensive review of the resource management system: confirming the scope and terms of reference Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Cabinet paper
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
12 September 2019 Proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand: Update Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0050
12 September 2019 Update on the proposed Container Refund Scheme for New Zealand Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet paper
07 November 2019 Cabinet minute: Comprehensive review of the resource management system: Confirming the scope and terms of reference Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0585.01
27 September 2019 Minor changes to the National Planning Standards and delegation for future minor changes Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05820
21 October 2019 The Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill: Approval for introduction, agricultural policy decisions, and other minor policy decisions Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2019 Cabinet paper [CAB-19-MIN-0550]
25 November 2019 Impact statement: Improving indigenous biodiversity management under the Resource Management Act (1991) Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Regulatory impact statement
24 July 2019 Update on resource efficiency and circular economy work programme Environment Hon Eugenie Sage November 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-0196
25 November 2018 2019 Environment Legislation Programme bids Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Briefing note
26 June 2019 Appointing the chair of the resource management review panel Environment Hon David Parker November 2019 Cabinet paper
06 November 2019 Final policy decisions for action on agricultural emissions, including appendices and minutes Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2019 Cabinet minute [ENV-19-MIN-0047; CAB-19-MIN-0480]
25 November 2019 Public consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity Environment Hon Nanaia Mahuta November 2019 Cabinet paper
24 July 2019 Priority products and guidelines for priority product stewardship Environment Hon Eugenie Sage October 2019 Cabinet paper
06 September 2019 Freshwater planning process - transitional arrangements and scope of matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05971
05 September 2019 Approval to release a discussion document on proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances Environment October 2019 Cabinet paper
19 February 2019 Appendix 2 - Addendum to Regulatory Impact Statement for Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
14 February 2018 An integrated resource management work programme for 2018 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04174
15 June 2018 2018 RMA Amendment Bill: Outstanding scope decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04556
19 July 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill: Outstanding matters and timeframes Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note
04 September 2018 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement: approach and location Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04764
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
28 August 2019 Draft Cabinet Legislation Committee (LEG) paper for Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05786
02 July 2018 Briefing for Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill draft Cabinet Paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04667
13 September 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill - Approval for Introduction Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
19 September 2018 Overview of updates to Cabinet paper: Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: Stage 1 of a resource management system review Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04909
19 June 2019 Appendix 1 - Diagram of the differences between the standard planning process and the proposed freshwater planning process Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
31 January 2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill – commencement, transitional and savings provisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-05125
23 October 2019 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector Climate Change October 2019 Regulatory impact statement
17 May 2019 Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A new planning process for freshwater and outstanding policy decisions Cabinet paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05570
05 September 2019 Proposed improvements to assessments and reassessments of hazardous substances: Release of discussion document Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0194
29 March 2018 Options for making changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04343
19 February 2019 Cabinet paper policy decisions for Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill departmental report Climate Change Hon James Shaw October 2019 Cabinet paper
15 June 2019 Financial and development contributions: letter from Western Bay of Plenty District Council Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04669
23 September 2019 Cabinet paper 2: Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater, and other outstanding policy decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper