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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
Briefing note 29 January 2016 - MPA reform - iwi engagement February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet paper: Consultation on the Environmental Reporting Regulations November 2015 Cabinet paper
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
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
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
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
Briefing Note: Environmental Reporting Regulations consultation – Cabinet paper October 2015 Briefing note 15-B-03239
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
Cabinet Paper: Establishment of a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary September 2015 Cabinet paper
Policy approval for proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 August 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
New Zealand's intended contribution to the new global climate change agreement 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 – 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: 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
Environmental Reporting Bill: Approval for Introduction February 2014 Cabinet paper
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
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
Release of discussion document: Proposed Environmental Reporting Bill August 2013 Cabinet paper
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
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
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Regulations: Threshold for Liquid Fuels Opt-In July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
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 Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note: Freshwater Reform: Economic Studies - the potential impacts of water quality limits on non-economic values (Southland case study) April 2013 Briefing note 13-B-00471
Briefing note: Water Reform: Cabinet paper on release of white paper February 2013 Briefing note 13-B-00155
Water Reform: Permission to release freshwater reform proposals and approval to undertake targeted engagement February 2013 Cabinet paper
Briefing note: Water Reform: Objectives and limits - location based discharge allowances January 2013 Briefing note 12-B-02029
Briefing note: Water Reform: Objectives and limits - presentation on national objectives framework January 2013 Briefing note 13-B-00053
Permitted Activties Proposals for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Regulations December 2012 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note: Water Reform: Key information for EGI on Wednesday 5 December 2012 December 2012 Briefing note 12-B-02013
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Water Reform Overview: Implementing the water reform stratgy December 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper Four: Managing within limits - quantity November 2012 Cabinet paper
Briefing note: Water Reform - Overview: Implementing the Water Reform Strategy November 2012 Briefing note 12-B-01930
Briefing note: Water Reform: Draft Cabinet papers for Minister's review November 2012 Briefing note 12-B-01864
Water Reform: Overview November 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper One: Governance - proposals for public discussion document November 2012 Cabinet paper