Information used to set agriculture’s methane emissions targets

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From: Steven Cranston

Dear James Shaw,

As the Minister for Climate Change. Can you please provide all documents, written communication and meeting minutes that provided the scientific evidence to guide the Government decision to set the methane emission reduction target of 10% by 2030. Specifically, way was this target chosen.

Yours faithfully,
Steven Cranston

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From: J Shaw (MIN)
James Shaw

Tçnâ koe Steven,

On behalf of the Hon James Shaw, I wish to officially acknowledge your Official Information request received by our office on Thursday, 9 September 2021 requesting the following information:

"all documents, written communication and meeting minutes that provided the scientific evidence to guide the Government decision to set the methane emission reduction target of 10% by 2030. Specifically, way was this target chosen"

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible, and, in any event no later than 7 October 2021.

If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Please note someone from our office may be in touch directly with you if clarification/specification is required.

Ngâ mihi,

The Office of Hon James Shaw
Minister of Climate Change | Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity)| Green Party Co-Leader
Room 2.025, Parliament House| Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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Kia ora Steven,

 

In regard to your request for the following under the Official Information
Act 1982:

 

"all documents, written communication and meeting minutes that provided
the scientific evidence to guide the Government decision to set the
methane emission reduction target of 10% by 2030. Specifically, way was
this target chosen"

 

This email advises that, due to the substantial collation of information
and consultation necessary, we will need to extend the time limit for
responding to your request by 15 working days, to 29 October 2021, under
sections 15A(1)(a) and 15A(1)(b) of the Act.

 

If this process is completed and we are able to respond before 29 October
2021, the response will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

Ngâ mihi nui,

Maggie

 

[1]Crest Maggie Fellowes | Private Secretary,
Climate Change

Office of Hon James Shaw

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

Room 2.026, Parliament House |
Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 |

New Zealand

E:
[2][email address]

Cell: 0220113750

 

Please note I work part time in the Minister’s office. My primary days
are: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

 

The information contained in this email message is intended only for the
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recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this message or
the information in it as this may be unlawful. If you have received this
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Please note information about meetings related to the Minister’s
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constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[3]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

 

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From: Steven Cranston

Dear Maggie Fellowes,

This information is required before emissions pricing is released later this month. Can you please prioritise this request to give farmers an ability for an informed response to the pricing decisions, not later than 12th of October.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Cranston

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Typo sorry

Why was this target chosen?

I’m aware the target was to be compatible with the 1.5 deg warming goal, I’m seeking information relating to why methane’s target is below the point of zero warming and what advice was received on the trade offs between reducing methane vs long lived gases to be compatible with the 1.5 deg goal.

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Kia ora Steven,

 

Thank you for your email and apologies that we are unable to provide you
the requested information before 29 October. As noted below, due to the
substantial collation of information and consultation required, it is
necessary that we extend the time limit for responding to your request by
15 working days, under sections 15A(1)(a) and 15A(1)(b) of the Act.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Office of
the Ombudsman of the response to this request, in accordance with section
28(3) of the Act. The relevant details can be found on their website at:
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz 

 

Ngā mihi nui,

Maggie

 

 

[2]Crest Maggie Fellowes | Private Secretary,
Climate Change

Office of Hon James Shaw

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

Room 2.026, Parliament House |
Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 |

New Zealand

E:
[3][email address]

Cell: 0220113750

 

Please note I work part time in the Minister’s office. My primary days
are: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

 

The information contained in this email message is intended only for the
addressee. It may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended
recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this message or
the information in it as this may be unlawful. If you have received this
message in error, please email or telephone the sender immediately.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Minister’s
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[4]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

 

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From: Steven Cranston <[5][FOI #16683 email]>
Sent: 8/10/2021 10:32 am
To: Maggie Fellowes <[6][email address]>
Subject: RE: [OIA430] Official Information request - Information used to
set agriculture’s methane emissions targets

Dear Maggie Fellowes,

This information is required before emissions pricing is released later
this month. Can you please prioritise this request to give farmers an
ability for an informed response  to the pricing decisions, not later than
12th of October.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Cranston

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