New Zealand's intended contribution to the new global climate change agreement

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From: Simon Johnson

Dear The Treasury,

I have read with interest the cabinet paper "New Zealand's intended contribution to the new global climate change agreement" dated June 2015 that is available for download from the Ministry of Environment's website.

This paper mentions the comments of Treasury in several places (page 10; paragraph 78, page 23; Appendix 6; paragraph 7).

Will you please provide me with a copy of the report or document that sets out Treausury comments and was provided to the writers of the cabinet paper.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Johnson

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Hi Simon

 

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Thanks,

 

Bronwyn Bell - Ministerial Assistant - Ministerial Advisory Service

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From: Simon Johnson

Dear Bronwyn,
@ Ministerial Services Inbox [TSY],

I confirm that I am a NZ citizen in terms of Section 12. My email address is [email address].
My home address is;
[Physical address removed - FYI.org.nz]
Karori
Wellington 6012.

kind regards,

Simon Johnson

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

I've redacted your address for privacy. I note Treasury said they would use your private address for any "clarifications".

However, should they contact you on that address it would be helpful if you could ask them to re-send any such email to the FYI.org.nz address like they did above.

It's helpful to other users not just to see OIA responses but also any correspondence beforehand.

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Hi Simon

 

A response is attached regarding your Official Information Act Request.

 

Thanks,

 

Bronwyn Bell - Ministerial Assistant - Ministerial Advisory Service

The Treasury - Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa

Tel: +64 4 917 6951 [email address]

   

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Treasury have extended the timeframe for a decision under Section 15A of the OIA. So another 20 working days to wait.

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From: Simon Johnson

Dear Ministerial Services Inbox [TSY],
Re a request for your advice to the Ministry for the Environment on 'New Zealand's intended contribution to the new global climate change agreement' cabinet paper of 22 July 2015.
url https://fyi.org.nz/request/2971-new-zeal...
On 6 August 2015 you wrote to me extending the time-frame for replying by 20 working days.
By my calculation, the 20 working days expired on or by Thursday 27 August 2015.
I'd appreciate your considered response to my request.
Yours sincerely,
Simon Johnson

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Hi Simon

Your request has been forwarded on to the team involved, someone will get back to you later today.

Kind regards,

Bronwyn Bell - Ministerial Assistant - Ministerial Advisory Service
The Treasury - Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa
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From: Avril Gillan [TSY]
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Hi Simon,

 

We received your OIA request on 23/07/2015, which gave an original due
date of 20/08/2015. On 06/08/2015 Mark Vink wrote to you informing you
that this deadline for a response had been extended by an additional 20
working days, which means that the new deadline for a response is
17/09/2015.

 

I hope this clarifies your query.

 

Avril Gillan | Research Analyst | The Treasury

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Hi Simon

 

A response is attached regarding your Official Information Act Request.

 

Regards

 

Sherida Charles | Ministerial Coordinator | The Treasury

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Treasury confirmed that the comments to MfE were in a report titled "Climate Change: New Zealand's post 2020 emissions reduction target" and refused my request under Section 18(d) as the report was included in a release of information on Treasury's website (17 September 2015, "Advice regarding New Zealand's 2020 Climate Change Target" http://www.treasury.govt.nz/downloads/pd... 20, documents, 113 pages). The report "Climate Change: New Zealand's post 2020 emissions reduction target" is pages 84 to 96 of the 113 pages. It has 14 redactions made under Section 9(2)(j). So I have lodged a complaint with the Ombudsmen.

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Dear Simon Johnson

 

A response is attached regarding your Official Information Act Request.

 

Best Regards

 

Lucy May

 

Lucy May - Ministerial Coordinator - Ministerial Advisory Service

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From: Simon Johnson

Dear Lucy C/- Ministerial Services Inbox [TSY],
Please pass on my thanks to Libby Masterton for releasing that report with no redactions except personal contact details. I have never seen that before. It is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Johnson

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This document is "Climate Change - New Zealand's post 2020 emissions target", report # T2015/1273, file #SH-10-8. Date 19/06/2015.
The version of the paper released earlier on the Treasury website had 14 redactions made under Section 9(2)(j) OIA (negotiations). Due to the passage of time, this version has no redactions except cell phone numbers.
In this paper, Treasury advise its 3 ministers (English, Bennett, Joyce) to oppose the Minister for Climate Change's proposed post 2020 all-sectors emissions reduction target of 10% below 1990 by 2030. Treasury prefer a 'split' target with 'less' coverage of agriculture
The proposed 'split' target is;
1) reduce carbon dioxide emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2030
2) reduce the emissions intensity of agriculture below business-as-usual, with target & measures agreed by 2020.
See 'page 8' (the 10th of 15 pages).

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