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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
Climate change: Domestic policy options Cabinet paper POL (01) 261
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Industrial allocation June 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Fresh Start for Fresh Water - High level Government response to the Land and Water Forum report August 2011 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact and compliance cost statement: The Waitaki Catchment - water allocation November 2003 Regulatory impact statement
The 100 day plan for climate change Climate Change December 2017 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 09-B-02155: Implications of the 2020 target on the second commitment period July 2009 Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-02155
National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities under the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet paper
POL Min (02) 21/14: Climate Change: Administrative arrangements for the projects mechanism Cabinet minute POL Min (02) 21/14
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities 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
Release of discussion document: Proposed Environmental Reporting Bill August 2013 Cabinet paper
Framework for climate change policy and key upcoming decisions Climate Change July 2018 Cabinet paper
Permitted Activties Proposals for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Regulations December 2012 Cabinet paper
Liability Issues for Genetic Modification 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 Options for Expediting RMA Processes for the Provision of Temporary Accommodation and other Specified Activities Regulatory impact statement
STR Min (09) 11/1: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 11/1
EGI Min (10) 21/8: Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for solid waste disposal facilities Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/8
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
Climate Change: A Three Stage Process for Developing and Implementing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements with Industry Cabinet paper POL (01) 27
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Amending the PM10 Air Quality Standards: Final Recommendations November 2010 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
Royal Commission on Genetic Modification: Government Response Cabinet paper
CBC Min (06) 17/19: Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet minute CBC Min 06 17/19
Climate Change Policy: Proposal for a Discussion Paper on Options to Reduce New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Post-2012 Cabinet paper CBC (06) 273
Regulatory Impact Statement Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Regulatory impact statement
Moderated Emissions Trading Scheme - proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 Cabinet paper
POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised: Government Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Cabinet minute POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Legislation - Cabinet decisions Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Draft Regulatory Impact Statement on proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health August 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Towards a Sustainable New Zealand: Next Steps February 2007 Cabinet paper CAB (07) 15
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 09-B-01597: New Zealand’s 2020 target: initial results and implications June 2009 Briefing note Briefing note 09-B-01597
Regulatory Impact Statement: National environmental standards for electricity transmission activities September 2008 Regulatory impact statement
Climate Change IV: The role of the Resource Management Act Cabinet paper POL (02) 146
Regulatory impact statement: Towards a Sustainable New Zealand – Proposals for Product Stewardship Regulatory impact statement
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
New start for fresh water Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Local Management Measures in the Fiordland Marine Area Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 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
Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 – Pest Control Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 2 June 2105 - Ministerial and agency feedback on the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) draft consultation document February 2016 Briefing note
Regulatory impact statement – Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 May 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Transfer of discharge and dumping regulatory function Cabinet paper
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
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Harmonisation with Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme March 2009 Cabinet paper CAB (09) 107
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Water Reform - The third report of the Land and Water Forum November 2012 Cabinet paper
Government Agreement to Legislate - Implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy September 2004 Cabinet paper
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
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 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
STR Min (09) 11/1: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 11/1
EGI Min (10) 21/11: Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed regulations for synthetic greenhouse gases Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/11
Regulatory impact statement - National Environmental Standards for telecommunications facilities Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Industrial allocation June 2010 Regulatory impact statement