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From: Tania Te Whenua

Dear Ministry for the Environment,

Please provide information on:

-The present government's position in regard to New Zealand’s present and future obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) including the position to be taken by New Zealand at UNFCCC Conferences of Parties (COP) and New Zealand’s obligations under the Paris Agreement applying from 2021 including New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution;

-Results and analyses of the public consultation on the proposed Zero Carbon legislation;

- Information on and decisions made by the present government as to present and future government policy relating to addressing New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

- Information regarding consideration by the present government of the impact on Maori of measures implemented to address climate change.

- Engagement with Maori on the impact of the adverse effects of climate change and the impact of measures to address climate change on Maori.

Yours faithfully,

Tania Te Whenua

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Kia ora Tania and thank you for contacting our team.

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.

Ngā mihi nui

Executive Relations team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Email: [MFE request email] Website: www.mfe.govt.nz
23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon, Wellington 6143

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Tçna koe Tania

 

Please find attached a letter requesting clarification to your request of
10 March 2019.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Executive Relations Team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatû Mô Te Taiao
Website: [1]www.mfe.govt.nz 
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143
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Tçna koe Tania

 

Please find attached the response to questions 1 & 2 of your request.

 

Please note that if you wish to clarify questions 3-5 of your original
request, the Ministry for the Environment will consider this as part of a
new request pursuant to section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Executive Relations Team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatû Mô Te Taiao
Website: [1]www.mfe.govt.nz 
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143
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From: Tania Te Whenua

Dear Ministerials,

Dear Ms Fraser,

Thank you for your letter (your ref 19 – D – 0045).

You have asked for clarification in relation to our requests for information 3-5.

I confirm that we are seeking formal advice which would have been presented to and/or considered by the Minister, contained in briefing papers (together with any supporting documents referenced in those briefing papers). Our request relates to information supplied to and/or considered by the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the Environment.

Apart from the points above, we agree with your rephrasing of requests 3 and 5. In relation to question 4, we rephrase it as follows:

“Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate change may specifically impact Maori and how measures to address climate change may specifically impact Maori”.

Yours sincerely,

Tania Te Whenua

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Dear Tania

 

Thank you for your email below and the clarification of your request, to
the following:

 

I confirm that we are seeking formal advice which would have been
presented to and/or considered by the Minister, contained in briefing
papers (together with any supporting documents referenced in those
briefing papers). Our request relates to information supplied to and/or
considered by the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment.

 

·         Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for
the Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·         Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Māori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Māori.

·         Engagement with Māori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister
on the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

I wish to advise that we have transferred your request in full to Hon
James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change. This is because the information
to which your request relates more closely connected with the functions of
the Minister. In these circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the
OIA to transfer your request.

 

You will receive a reply to your request directly from the Ministers’
office in due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Executive Relations Team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Website: [1]www.mfe.govt.nz 
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143
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Kia ora Tania,

 

I am writing to acknowledge your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)
request below, which was transferred to the Office of Hon James Shaw on 18
April 2019:

 

I confirm that we are seeking formal advice which would have been
presented to and/or considered by the Minister, contained in briefing
papers (together with any supporting documents referenced in those
briefing papers). Our request relates to information supplied to and/or
considered by the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment.

 

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Māori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Māori.

·       Engagement with Māori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister on
the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 21 May 2019, being 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 of that timeframe.

 

In the meantime, if you require any further assistance from our
Ministerial office, please don't hesitate to let me know.

 

Kind regards,

Rachel

 

 

[1]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change |
Minister of Statistics |
Associate Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E:
[2][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

Note I work part-time in this
office. My regular hours are
Monday (full day), Tuesday (2 -
5pm), Wednesday (8am - 12pm),
Thursday (12 - 5pm) and Friday
(8am – 12pm). If you need to
contact me urgently, please call
the number above.

 

 

 

 

From: Ministerials [mailto:[MFE request email]]
Sent: Thursday, 18 April 2019 2:01 PM
To: [FOI #9814 email]
Subject: Notification of transfer of OIA request

 

Dear Tania

 

Thank you for your email below and the clarification of your request, to
the following:

 

I confirm that we are seeking formal advice which would have been
presented to and/or considered by the Minister, contained in briefing
papers (together with any supporting documents referenced in those
briefing papers). Our request relates to information supplied to and/or
considered by the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment.

 

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Māori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Māori.

·       Engagement with Māori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister on
the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

I wish to advise that we have transferred your request in full to Hon
James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change. This is because the information
to which your request relates more closely connected with the functions of
the Minister. In these circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the
OIA to transfer your request.

 

You will receive a reply to your request directly from the Ministers’
office in due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Executive Relations Team
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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Kia ora,

 

I have left a voice message on your phone about this OIA.

 

Would you be able to call me back to discuss this? My details are below.

 

Kind regards,

Rachel

 

 

[1]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change |
Minister of Statistics |
Associate Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E:
[2][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

 

From: Rachel Ward
Sent: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 12:11 PM
To: '[FOI #9814 email]'
<[FOI #9814 email]>
Cc: Dave Butler-Peck <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Notification of transfer of OIA request

 

Kia ora Tania,

 

I am writing to acknowledge your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)
request below, which was transferred to the Office of Hon James Shaw on 18
April 2019:

 

I confirm that we are seeking formal advice which would have been
presented to and/or considered by the Minister, contained in briefing
papers (together with any supporting documents referenced in those
briefing papers). Our request relates to information supplied to and/or
considered by the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment.

 

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Māori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Māori.

·       Engagement with Māori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister on
the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 21 May 2019, being 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 of that timeframe.

 

In the meantime, if you require any further assistance from our
Ministerial office, please don't hesitate to let me know.

 

Kind regards,

Rachel

 

 

[3]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change |
Minister of Statistics |
Associate Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E:
[4][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

Note I work part-time in this
office. My regular hours are
Monday (full day), Tuesday (2 -
5pm), Wednesday (8am - 12pm),
Thursday (12 - 5pm) and Friday
(8am – 12pm). If you need to
contact me urgently, please call
the number above.

 

 

 

 

From: Ministerials [[5]mailto:[MFE request email]]
Sent: Thursday, 18 April 2019 2:01 PM
To: [6][FOI #9814 email]
Subject: Notification of transfer of OIA request

 

Dear Tania

 

Thank you for your email below and the clarification of your request, to
the following:

 

I confirm that we are seeking formal advice which would have been
presented to and/or considered by the Minister, contained in briefing
papers (together with any supporting documents referenced in those
briefing papers). Our request relates to information supplied to and/or
considered by the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment.

 

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Māori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Māori.

·       Engagement with Māori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister on
the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

I wish to advise that we have transferred your request in full to Hon
James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change. This is because the information
to which your request relates more closely connected with the functions of
the Minister. In these circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the
OIA to transfer your request.

 

You will receive a reply to your request directly from the Ministers’
office in due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Executive Relations Team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Website: [7]www.mfe.govt.nz 
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143
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Tēnā koe Tania,

 

Please find attached a letter responding to your OIA request
(OIA219/19-O-00680), transferred to the Office of Hon James Shaw on 18
April 2019, for:

 

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·       Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Māori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Māori.

·       Engagement with Māori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister on
the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

As per the voice message I left on your phone a couple of weeks ago and my
email last week, we are releasing these documents to you in two batches,
due to the large amount of documents in scope.

 

The first batch of documents can be accessed through Databox (the file was
too large to email):
[1]https://databox.datacomcloud.co.nz/auth/...
We have set you up with access to Databox, so you should be able to access
it okay. Email or call me if you have any trouble.

 

I would also like to discuss our approach to releasing the second batch of
documents. Could you please give me a call on the number below to discuss
this?

 

Ngā mihi,

Rachel

 

 

[2]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change |
Minister of Statistics |
Associate Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E:
[3][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

 

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Kia ora Nicole,

 

Good to talk on the phone earlier about Tania’s OIA request.

 

We have set you up with access to this folder, so you can access the first
batch of documents:
[1]https://databox.datacomcloud.co.nz/share...

 

You’ll be prompted to create a password, and I think you can either create
one yourself, or one will be auto-generated. Let me know if you have any
trouble with this.

 

Thanks

Rachel

 

 

[2]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change |
Minister of Statistics |
Associate Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E:
[3][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

 

 

 

 

From: Rachel Ward
Sent: Monday, 20 May 2019 2:14 PM
To: '[FOI #9814 email]'
<[4][FOI #9814 email]>
Cc: Dave Butler-Peck <[5][email address]>
Subject: Response to your OIA request (OIA219/19-O-00680)

 

Tçnâ koe Tania,

 

Please find attached a letter responding to your OIA request
(OIA219/19-O-00680), transferred to the Office of Hon James Shaw on 18
April 2019, for:

 

·         Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for
the Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.

·         Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Mâori and how measures to address climate
change may specifically impact Mâori.

·         Engagement with Mâori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister
on the Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

As per the voice message I left on your phone a couple of weeks ago and my
email last week, we are releasing these documents to you in two batches,
due to the large amount of documents in scope.

 

The first batch of documents can be accessed through Databox (the file was
too large to email):
[6]https://databox.datacomcloud.co.nz/auth/...
We have set you up with access to Databox, so you should be able to access
it okay. Email or call me if you have any trouble.

 

I would also like to discuss our approach to releasing the second batch of
documents. Could you please give me a call on the number below to discuss
this?

 

Ngâ mihi,

Rachel

 

 

[7]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary,
Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change |
Minister of Statistics |
Associate Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E:
[8][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

 

 

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Thanks Rachel,

 

I accessed the files,

 

Best regards

 

Nicole

 

From: Rachel Ward <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 1:25 PM
To: [email address]
Cc: [FOI #9814 email]
Subject: RE: Response to your OIA request (OIA219/19-O-00680)

 

Kia ora Nicole,

 

Good to talk on the phone earlier about Tania’s OIA request.

 

We have set you up with access to this folder, so you can access the first
batch of documents:
[1]https://databox.datacomcloud.co.nz/share...

 

You’ll be prompted to create a password, and I think you can either create
one yourself, or one will be auto-generated. Let me know if you have any
trouble with this.

 

Thanks

Rachel

 

 

[2]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary, Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change | Minister of Statistics | Associate
Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E: [3][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

 

 

 

 

From: Rachel Ward
Sent: Monday, 20 May 2019 2:14 PM
To: '[FOI #9814 email]'
<[4][FOI #9814 email]>
Cc: Dave Butler-Peck <[5][email address]>
Subject: Response to your OIA request (OIA219/19-O-00680)

 

Tçnâ koe Tania,

 

Please find attached a letter responding to your OIA request
(OIA219/19-O-00680), transferred to the Office of Hon James Shaw on 18
April 2019, for:

 

o Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for the
Environment on the range of options considered by the Government to
address greenhouse gas emissions.
o Advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the
Environment on how failure to address the adverse effects of climate
change may specifically impact Mâori and how measures to address
climate change may specifically impact Mâori.
o Engagement with Mâori conducted by the Ministry and/or Minister on the
Zero Carbon Bill and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
review consultation between April 2018 and March 2019, including
engagement plans and hui minutes.

 

As per the voice message I left on your phone a couple of weeks ago and my
email last week, we are releasing these documents to you in two batches,
due to the large amount of documents in scope.

 

The first batch of documents can be accessed through Databox (the file was
too large to email):
[6]https://databox.datacomcloud.co.nz/auth/...
We have set you up with access to Databox, so you should be able to access
it okay. Email or call me if you have any trouble.

 

I would also like to discuss our approach to releasing the second batch of
documents. Could you please give me a call on the number below to discuss
this?

 

Ngâ mihi,

Rachel

 

 

[7]Crest Rachel Ward | Private Secretary, Climate Change 

Office of Hon James Shaw

Minister for Climate Change | Minister of Statistics | Associate
Minister of Finance

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

New Zealand
E: [8][email address]

Cell: 022 010 0167

 

 

 

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