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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
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (10) 19/9: Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 19/9
Sustainable Water Programme of Action – Implementation Package Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Towards a Sustainable New Zealand – Measures to Minimise Solid Waste Regulatory impact statement
Amendments for a Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme - Addendum Cabinet paper CAB (09) 445
Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 regulatory impact statement Regulatory impact statement
CBC Min (03) 3/18: Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms Including Zoo and Circus Animals Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/18
Regulatory options to reduce the negative impact of fireworks Cabinet paper
POL Min (01) 7/3: Climate Change: A three stage process for developing and implementing negotiated greenhouse agreements with industry Cabinet minute POL Min (01) 7/3
Briefing note 09-B-01825: New Zealand’s 2020 Target – further analysis and options Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-01825
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: Amendment to the HSNO Act to facilitate the transfer of hazardous substances Regulatory impact statement
A Proposed National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry Cabinet paper EGI (13) 352
Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet paper
Climate Change Policy: Release of Discussion Paper on “Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012” Cabinet paper POL (06) 352
Office of the Minister for Climate Change Issues Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet paper EGI Min (10) 14/9
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change Policy: The Way Ahead Cabinet paper CAB 06 18/8
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet paper
Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes sectors, Unique Emissions Factors and Other Removal Activities Cabinet paper
Review of operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement policy Cabinet paper CAB (05) 164
Laboratory Research, Cloning, and Human Cell Lines Cabinet paper
Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Towards a Sustainable New Zealand – Proposals for Product Stewardship Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Local Management Measures in the Fiordland Marine Area Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (09) 9/10: NZ ETS: Harmonisation with Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 9/10
Proposed National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water Cabinet paper
Proposal for EEZ environmental effects legislation Cabinet paper
Climate Change Policy: Options for controlling vehicle entry - fuel economy standards Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Use of alternative form of regulations on the measurement of water takes Regulatory impact statement
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change I: Kyoto Protocol preferred Policy Package: Overview Cabinet paper POL (02) 71
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Government leadership in energy efficiency and climate change Cabinet paper
Permitted Activities Proposals for EEZ Environment Effects Regulations Cabinet minute EGI Min (12) 29/14
Regulatory Impact Statement Second order amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Regulatory impact statement
Liability Issues for Genetic Modification Cabinet paper
CBC Min (11) 6/11: Phase II of the Resource Management Reforms: Urban and Infrastructure Planning and General Issues Cabinet minute CBC Min (11) 6/11
CAB Min (02) 26/18: Climate Change III: Work Programme, Budget and Institution for Climate Change Project Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 26/18
Regulatory impact statement: National environmental standard for sources of human drinking water Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (01) 31/13: Climate Change: Paper 3: Plan for Consultation and Release of Discussion Document Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/13
Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute CAB (09) 347
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
CAB Min (02) 13/10: Climate Change II: New Policies Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/10
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
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 10/1
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
Amendments for a Moderated NZ ETS and Second Order Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act Cabinet paper EGI (09) 13/2
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
POL Min (03) 21/7: Climate Change: The Projects Mechanism - Details of the model Project Agreements August 2003 Cabinet minute POL Min (03) 21/7
POL Min (03) 21/7: Climate Change: The Projects Mechanism - Details of the model Project Agreements August 2003 Cabinet minute POL Min (03) 21/7
Government Endorses Approach - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy November 2003 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: The Waitaki Catchment - water allocation November 2003 Regulatory impact statement
Government Endorses Approach - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy November 2003 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: The Waitaki Catchment - water allocation November 2003 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: NES to Control Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills July 2004 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: NES to Control Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills July 2004 Regulatory impact statement
Government Agreement to Legislate - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy September 2004 Cabinet paper
Government Agreement to Legislate - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy September 2004 Cabinet paper
Water Programme of Action - Consultation on policy direction October 2004 Cabinet paper POL (04) 320