The summary of cabinet outcomes for 24 July has, highly unusually, an actual hard piece of data.
Cabinet agreed that Triple Bottom Line assessments become a standing requirement of preparing Cabinet policy submissions (new policy or policy changes), commencing in March 2013.
The Framework aims to identify and integrate social, environmental and economic factors into the policy development cycle and the decision-making process by ensuring that decisions are informed by principles of sustainability. The Framework incorporates assessment of climate change impacts for all Government Bills and major policy based on a scaled approach to cater for simple through to significant climate change impacts. The Triple Bottom Line Assessment Framework can be found on the CMCD website
Triple Bottom Line is also know as People, Planet, Profit.