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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
CAB Min (09) 28/9: Climate Change: New Zealand's 2020 Emissions Reduction Target Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 28/9
Cabinet minute: Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity: Release for Public Consultation December 2010 Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 43/9
CBC Min (03) 3/17: Ministerial Call-In and Confidential Supporting Information Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/17
EGI Min (10) 21/8: Emissions Trading Scheme: Regulations for solid waste disposal facilities Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/8
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (10) 19/9: Proposals for the Environmental Protection Authority Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 19/9
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A:Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A
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
01 July 2019 NZ ETS: Confirming in-principle decisions and finalising minor issues Climate Change Hon James Shaw Hon James Shaw July 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0034
POL Min (02) 21/14: Climate Change: Administrative arrangements for the projects mechanism Cabinet minute POL Min (02) 21/14
STR Min (09) 18: Moderated New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 18
POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised: Government Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Cabinet minute POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised
05 August 2020 Cabinet minute: Climate-related financial disclosures Climate Change September 2020 Cabinet minute Dev-20-MIN-0151
EGI Min (10) 14/9: Industrial Allocation Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet minute EGU Min (10) 14/9
CBC Min (06) 17/19: Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Cabinet minute CBC Min 06 17/19
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 10/1
Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 34/9: Canterbury Earthquake (RMA) Amendment Order 2010 September 2010 Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 34/9
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
24 July 2019 Decommissioning plans under the EEZ Act: Final policy proposals Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0192
CAB Min (03) 4/3: Conditional Release and Enforcement Cabinet minute CAB Min (03) 4/3
EGI Min (10) 21/11: Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed regulations for synthetic greenhouse gases Cabinet minute EGI Min (10) 21/11
23 July 2020 Proceeds from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0030
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A:Progress of Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 34/6A
CAB Min (01) 31/14: Climate Change: Paper 4: Economic Development Opportunities Cabinet minute CAB Min (01) 31/14
Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill: Approval for Introduction Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 11/12
09 January 2020 New chemicals under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants: Final policy decisions Environment Hon David Parker September 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-20-MIN-0127
08 April 2019 Improving compliance and penalties - ENV-19-MIN-0153 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0153
CAB Min (05) 14/10: Review of Operation of Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement Policy Cabinet minute CAB Min (05) 14/10
Sustainable Water Programme of Action: Progress Report Cabinet minute POL (06) 321
POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised: Government Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Cabinet minute POL Min (06) 20/13 Revised
EGI Min (10) 14/9: Industrial Allocation Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group One Activities Cabinet minute EGU Min (10) 14/9
Spatial Planning Options for the Auckland Council Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 10/1
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
STR (09) 18: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR (09) 18
20 February 2019 Reclassifying five organisms as not new under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act Environment Hon David Parker April 2020 Cabinet minute DEV-19-MIN-0028
CAB Min (09) 9/10: NZ ETS: Harmonisation with Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Cabinet minute CAB Min (09) 9/10
09 July 2018 Proposed Phase-out of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags Environment Hon Eugenie Sage December 2018 Cabinet minute
CAB Min (03) 4/1B: Streamlining the Approval Process for Medicines That Are or Contain New Organisms Cabinet minute CAB Min (03) 4/1B
Cabinet Minute CBC Min (05) 20/10: Climate Change: Review of Policy and Next Steps December 2005 Cabinet minute CBC Min (05) 20/10
24 August 2020 Cabinet Minute of Decision Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2020 Climate Change Hon James Shaw September 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0412
Sustainable Water Programme of Action: Progress Report Cabinet minute POL (06) 321
Cabinet Minute CAB Min (03) 4/1: Summary of Decision Cabinet minute CAB Min (03) 4/1
Cabinet minutes: Proposal for EEZ environmental effects legislation Cabinet minute CAB Min (11) 19/7B
CAB Min (02) 13/9: Climate Change I: Kyoto Protocol Preferred Policy Package: Overview Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 13/9
02 March 2020 Cabinet minute: Policy decisions for the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill departmental report Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0062
Cover Note POL Min (03) 240- Climate Change: The Projects Mechanism - Details of the model Project Agreements Cabinet minute POL Min (03) 240
STR Min (09) 11/1: Moderated NZ ETS: Potential Policy Packages Cabinet minute STR Min (09) 11/1
CBC Min (03) 3/12: Legislative changes for new organisms - Overview Cabinet minute CBC Min (03) 3/12
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
POL min (03) 6/4: Climate Change: The projects mechanism - details and process Cabinet minute POL min (03) 6/4
Cabinet Minute CBC Min (07) 18/16: Providing National guidance on Renewable Energy Projects through the Resource Management Act 1991 Cabinet minute CBC Min (07) 18/16
Cabinet Minute CBC Min (05) 20/10: Climate Change: Review of Policy and Next Steps December 2005 Cabinet minute CBC Min (05) 20/10
02 May 2019 Supporting a fit-for-purpose auctioning system - ENV-19-MIN-0018 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0018
CAB Min (02) 4/3: Climate Change: Setting the Direction for Future Domestic Policy Options and Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol Cabinet minute CAB Min (02) 4/3
27 June 2019 Cabinet minute - proposed RM Amendment Bill for a specialised planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0037
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
04 June 2020 Government response to Select Committee on Food Waste Environment Hon Eugenie Sage August 2020 Cabinet minute ENV-20-MIN-0019
POL Min (05) 6/6: Climate Change Policy for Energy-intensive Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMES) Cabinet minute POl Min (05) 6/6
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
22 June 2020 Cabinet minute: RMA Bill: supplementary order paper Environment Hon David Parker July 2020 Cabinet minute CAB-20-MIN-0297
28 July 2020 Climate Change (Limits and Price Control Settings for Units) Climate Change Hon James Shaw August 2020 Cabinet minute LEG-20-MIN-0125