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Vote Environment

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Climate Change Issues (M12), Minister for the Environment (M29)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for the Environment

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Minister for the Environment

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for the Environment is responsible for appropriations in Vote Environment for the 2016/17 financial year, which cover the following:

  • a total of just over $21 million to provide advice and implement tools for water management
  • a total of nearly $20 million in funding and grants to third parties for water initiatives
  • a total of just over $21 million to provide advice and implement tools to improve resource management
  • a total of just over $1 million for the Ministry for the Environment to negotiate and implement fair, durable and fit for purpose deeds of settlement and environmental accords
  • a total of just over $5 million in funding for Iwi to engage in the co-management arrangements
  • a total of nearly $4 million to manage environmental obligations and programmes
  • a total of just over $7 million for grants to third parties for domestic environmental management and education programmes, and contributions to international institutions
  • a total of just over $4 million to provide advice to mitigate environmental hazards and waste
  • a total of just over $8 million for services provided by third parties for the investigation, management and remediation services relating to contaminated sites
  • a total of just over $14 million for waste minimisation
  • a total of nearly $18 million in payments to territorial local authorities for the Waste Disposal Levy
  • a total of nearly $19 million in funding provided to the Environmental Protection including $4 million of additional funding for Exclusive Economic Zone activities
  • a total of just over $2 million for Ministerial Servicing, and
  • a total of nearly $2 million for capital expenditure.

The Minister for Climate Change Issues is responsible for appropriations in Vote Environment for the 2016/17 financial year, which cover the following:

  • a total of nearly $3 million for the maintenance of a national carbon accounting system
  • a total of nearly $8 million for policy advice in relation to the domestic and international climate change programmes and contributions to international programmes
  • a total of nearly $225 million for the allocation of New Zealand emission units to the economy, and
  • a total of nearly $19 million for administering the Emissions Trading Scheme including the impairment of debt.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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