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From: Grant Farquhar

Dear James Shaw,

Based on the official report, the NZ Climate Change Commission has been appointed for a term of 5 years, with a weekly time commitment of 4 days a week.

My request: What is the total budgeted cost assigned to the NZ Climate Change Commission annually, and over the entire 5 year term?

Yours faithfully,

Grant Farquhar

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James Shaw


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Tēnā koe,

 

Thank you for contacting the office of Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate
Change and Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity).

 

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Dear Grant,

 

I refer to your official information request to Hon. James Shaw, Minister
of Climate Change dated 18 November 2020 for information on the budget
associated with Climate Change Commission (the Commission).

We have transferred your request to the Ministry for the Environment as
the information to which your request relates is believed to be more
closely connected with the functions of the Ministry. In these
circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the Official Information
Act to transfer your request.

 

I expect you will hear further from the Ministerials team
([1][email address]) at the Ministry for the Environment
concerning your request.

 

Yours sincerely

Kate

 

[2]Crest Kate Ryan | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister of Climate Change |
Associate Minister for the
Environment (Biodiversity)

Level 7, Bowen House,
Parliament Buildings, 80
Lambton Quay | Private Bag
18041 | Wellington 6160 |

New Zealand
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Kia Ora Grant,

Thank you for your Official Information Act request received on 20 November 2020.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension to that timeframe.

Please note the Ministry for the Environment will release responses to selected OIA requests on our OIA responses page shortly after the response has been sent.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.

Ngâ mihi nui
Priya

Ministerial Services team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatû Mô Te Taiao
Email: [email address] Website: www.mfe.govt.nz
23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon, Wellington 6143

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Kia ora Grant,

 

Further to your Official Information Act request on the 18^th of November
2020, we are currently preparing a response but would like to clarify one
aspect with you. In your request you stated:

 

“Based on the official report, the NZ Climate Change Commission has been
appointed for a term of 5 years, with a weekly time commitment of 4 days a
week.

 

My request: What is the total budgeted cost assigned to the NZ Climate
Change Commission annually, and over the entire 5 year term?”

 

Our question is whether you are requesting the total cost for the Climate
Change Commission (the whole organisation) annually, or only the total
cost of the commissioners annually (the Directors fees)?

 

 

For the Climate Change Commission (whole organisation) the budget is
publicly available information, and can be found on page 50 of the
Treasury’s 2020 Vote Environment Budget Document:
[1]https://www.treasury.govt.nz/sites/defau...

 

The total funding for the appropriation and budget for the Climate Change
Commission is:

 

2019/20                                        2020/21                    
       2021/22                               2022/23                     
           2023/24

Final Budgeted $000               Budget $000                    Estimated
$000                  Estimated $000                    Estimated $000

3,610                                              8,535
                                  10,035                        
          10,035                                  10,035

 

For the Annual directors’ fees the Commissioners are paid in line with the
Cabinet Office Fees Framework, pages 23 to 26:

[2]https://www.publicservice.govt.nz/assets...

 

The Climate Change Commission will also publish the total Director’s fees
amount in their upcoming 2020 Annual Report.

 

 

Please confirm which specific information you are seeking. Alternatively,
please advise us if this email has answered your request.

 

 

 

Ngâ mihi,

 

Dave Edwards  (he/him)

Ministerial Services Advisor
Ministry for the Environment – Manatû Mô Te Taiao
Website: [3]www.mfe.govt.nz 
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143

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From: Grant Farquhar

Dear Dave Edwards,

Thank you. The links provided in your reply will be sufficient.

You can consider this request complete.

Thank you for the reply.

Yours sincerely,

Grant Farquhar

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Kia ora Grant,

 

Thank you for confirming.  This email is confirmation that the below
request you made of the Ministry for the Environment (the Ministry), on 18
November 2020 has been closed:

 

“Based on the official report, the NZ Climate Change Commission has been 
appointed for a term of 5 years, with a weekly time commitment of 4 days
a  week.

 

   My request: What is the total budgeted cost assigned to the NZ Climate 
Change Commission annually, and over the entire 5 year term?”

 

 

On 25 November 2020 the Ministry provided you the following publicly
available information:

 

·         For the Climate Change Commission (whole organisation) the
budget is  publicly available information, and can be found on page 50 of
the  Treasury’s 2020 Vote Environment Budget Document:

[1]https://www.treasury.govt.nz/sites/defau...

 

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2019/20       |2020/21 |2022/23    |2021/22 |2023/24 |
| |                    | | | |
|Final Budgeted |        |Estimated |Estimated $10,035,000         |Estimated |
|$3,610,000                                | |$10,035,000          |                               | |
|          |Budget |                         |         |$10,035,000|
| |$8,535,000            |            | | |
|  |       | | |  |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

·         For the Annual directors’ fees the Commissioners are paid in
line with the  Cabinet Office Fees Framework, pages 23 to 26:

[2]https://www.publicservice.govt.nz/assets...

 

·         The Climate Change Commission will also publish the total
Director’s fees  amount in their upcoming 2020 Annual Report.

 

On 26 November you confirmed that the links provided were sufficient to
answer your request, and that the Ministry can consider the request
complete.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Office of
the Ombudsman of the Ministry’s decision relating to this request, in
accordance with section 28(3) of the Official Information Act 1982. The
relevant details can be found on their website at:
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz

If you have any queries about this, please feel free to contact our
Ministerial Services team: [email address].

 

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Dave Edwards  (he/him)

Ministerial Services Advisor
Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Website: [3]www.mfe.govt.nz 
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143

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