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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
18 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: CCRA Tranche two amendments Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving transparency Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
19 December 2018 Regulatory impact statement Zero Carbon Bill Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving the NZ ETS framework for unit supply Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
04 April 2019 Improving transparency - ENV-19-MIN-0013 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0013
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
19 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling future price controls Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Options for NZ ETS auction oversight including an auction monitor Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
04 April 2019 Enabling future price controls - ENV-19-MIN-0011 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0011
02 May 2019 Market governance, next steps - ENV-19-MIN-0019 - NZ ETS Tranche two Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0019
01 March 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Enabling a price floor in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
08 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Improving compliance and penalties Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
01 April 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Providing clarity for auctions in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Regulatory impact statement
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Supporting a fit-for-purpose auctioning system Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
06 May 2019 NZ ETS Tranche two: Market governance - next steps Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet paper
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
14 March 2019 Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act: Tranche two - ENV-19-MIN-0003 Climate Change Hon James Shaw May 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0003
19 October 2019 2018-B-04860 National Planning Standards - spatial layers and zone framework Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements-Repayment of Units Received Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
25 February 2019 2019-B-05325 National planning standards – consultation with Ministers Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements-Amending Unique Emissions Factor Errors Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: High-level Design of an Auction System for the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
22 May 2018 National planning standards: approval to consult Environment 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
06 August 2018 Approval to Consult on improvements to the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
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
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements-Sale of coal from stockpiles Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
27 September 2018 2018-B-04923 Update on submissions and upcoming briefings Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
11 December 2018 2018-B-05142 National Planning Standards: main briefing to confirm drafting Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements-Industrial Allocations for Consolidated Groups Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: NZ ETS Compliance and Penalties – Infringement Offences Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
25 February 2019 19-B-05213 Final decisions on the national planning standards Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Amending the CCRA Tranche One Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
10 December 2018 Impact Statement: Improving the NZ ETS Framework for Unit Supply Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
03 November 2019 17-13 -03953 Update on progress towards developing the first set of national planning standards Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: Prohibiting insider trading and market manipulation in the NZ ETS Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
17 April 2018 2018-B-04385 National Planning Standards – approval for consultation Environment April 2019 Briefing note
16 November 2019 2018-B-04984 Implementation timeframes for the first set of national planning standards: submissions and some recommended variations Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements-Receiving emission units where there are overdue obligations Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
11 February 2019 2019-B-05262 National Planning Standards - Confirming approach to coastal matters and rural zones Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
10 December 2018 Impact Summary: NZ ETS Improvements-Issues with the Companies Act Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Regulatory impact statement
10 December 2018 Amending the CCRA Tranche 1 Cab Minute Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-18-MIN-0606.01
14 March 2019 National planning standards: Report back on consultation, changes, approval and implementation Environment April 2019 Cabinet paper
31 July 2018 Approval to Consult on Improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-18-MIN-0034
28 May 2018 A Government position on International Carbon Markets Climate Change Hon James Shaw April 2019 Cabinet paper
02 March 2018 18-B-04172 National Planning Standards — implementation timeframes and support for implementation Environment Hon David Parker April 2019 Briefing note
15 March 2019 The Interim Climate Change Committee terms of reference Climate Change March 2019 Cabinet paper
PFAS contamination: update on response and planned next steps Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
29 October 2018 National Resource Recovery Taskforce: New Zealand's options in response to effects created by the implementation of the National Sword Policy Environment Hon Eugenie Sage February 2019 Briefing note 2018-B-04894
12 July 2018 Improving waste management: supporting New Zealand’s transition to a circular economy Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
05 February 2018 Programme required to manage response to PFAS contamination Environment February 2019 Cabinet paper
09 July 2018 Proposed Phase-out of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags Environment Hon Eugenie Sage December 2018 Cabinet minute
18 October 2018 Emissions Trading Scheme consultation: submissions analysis and next steps Climate Change December 2018 Briefing note
09 July 2018 Proposed Phase-out of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags Environment Hon Eugenie Sage December 2018 Cabinet paper
01 November 2018 Mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags Environment November 2018 Cabinet paper
30 June 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - June 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
23 November 2018 Phasing out single-use plastic shopping bags Environment November 2018 Regulatory impact statement
30 May 2018 Climate Change weekly updates - May 2018 Climate Change Hon James Shaw November 2018 Weekly updates
26 September 2018 Impact Summary: Proposed bill to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 Environment November 2018 Regulatory impact statement