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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
01 June 2018 June 2018 Weekly Updates for Hon Eugenie Sage Environment Hon Eugenie Sage May 2019 Weekly updates
30 May 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - May 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
28 May 2018 Public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change October 2018 Cabinet paper
28 May 2018 Public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change October 2018 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0247
28 May 2018 Impact summary: National Planning Standards Environment June 2018 Regulatory impact statement
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0248
22 May 2018 National planning standards: approval to consult Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper
07 May 2018 Hon Parker Environment Weekly Update 07-21 May Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Weekly updates
23 April 2018 Freshwater: Resolving NPS-FM science differences Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Briefing note 2018-B-04474
17 April 2018 2018-B-04385 National Planning Standards – approval for consultation Environment April 2019 Briefing note
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2018 Weekly updates
03 April 2018 Weekly Update 03-30 April Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Weekly updates
29 March 2018 Cost recovery of Boards of Inquiry appointed under the EEZ Act Environment March 2018 Regulatory impact statement
29 March 2018 Options for making changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04343
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
19 March 2018 Weekly Updates 1 February to 19 March 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw June 2018 Weekly updates
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
09 March 2018 EEZ Amendment for Board of Inquiry cost recovery_cover note to draft Cabinet paper 2018-C-04248 Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04280
03 March 2018 Weekly Updates March 2018 Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Weekly updates
02 March 2018 Cost-recovery provisions for EEZ Boards of Inquiry - Options for progressing an amendment to the EEZ Act Environment August 2018 Briefing note 18-B-04323
02 March 2018 18-B-04172 National Planning Standards — implementation timeframes and support for implementation Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
26 February 2018 Weekly update February 2018 Environment Hon David Parker June 2018 Weekly updates
14 February 2018 An integrated resource management work programme for 2018 Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04174
05 February 2018 Programme required to manage response to PFAS contamination Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
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
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
20 December 2017 Legal 2018 Environment Legislation Bids Environment Hon David Parker August 2018 Briefing note 17-B-04105
11 December 2017 Weekly update - December 2017 Environment Hon David Parker June 2018 Weekly updates
30 October 2017 Hon Parker Environment Weekly Updates October 2017 - January 2018 Environment Hon David Parker September 2018 Weekly updates
22 June 2016 Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Decommissioning of offshore installations in the EEZ Environment July 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities 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
Freshwater Reform: Consultation on Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management August 2013 Cabinet paper 13-C-01319, EGI (13) 225
Conditional Release and Enforcement Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity under the Resource Management Act 1991 June 2016 Regulatory impact statement
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
CAB Min (02) 13/11: Climate Change III: The Role of Local Government Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/11
STR Min (09) 11/1: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 11/1
Helping New Zealand Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change Cabinet paper POL (06) 269
Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet paper
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: Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill 2009 February 2009 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: The Waitaki Catchment - water allocation November 2003 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note 6 November 2015 - Upcoming meeting with the Conservation Iwi Leaders Group February 2016 Briefing note
Approval of the National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission February 2008 Cabinet paper
A proposed mechanism to incentivise permanent (non-harvest) "commercial" forest sinks Cabinet paper POL (03) 106
Briefing note 09-B-02155: Implications of the 2020 target on the second commitment period July 2009 Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-02155
Regulatory Impact Statement: ETS Review 2011: Proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 – Part 2 – Synthetic Greenhouse Gases April 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Recommendations Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Advisory Group on Green Growth Initiatives - Terms of Reference Cabinet paper
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (09) 34/15 - Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme: Further Proposed Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/15
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2012 – proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 09-B-01825: New Zealand’s 2020 Target – further analysis and options Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-01825
RIS: Climate Change Response (Disposal Facilities) Regulations 2010 June 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note: Freshwater Reform: Progressing a national objectives framework and other amendments to the national policy statement for freshwater management, June 2013 June 1013 Briefing note 13-B-01028