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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Marc Wyn Jones 

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Transcript: Transcript for 21/02/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        The Chair announced that Dai Lloyd AM will replace Helen Mary Jones AM as a permanent member of the Committee.

1.3        The Chair thanked Helen Mary Jones AM for her contribution to the Committee’s work.

1.4        Apologies were received from Dai Lloyd AM.

1.5        Joyce Watson AM referred the Committee to her registered interest.

(09.30 -10.30)

2.

Consideration of Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: evidence session with representatives of environment and conservation groups

Rachel Sharp, Chief Executive Officer - Wildlife Trusts Wales

Jerry Langford, Public Affairs Manager Wales -  Woodland Trust
Laurence Brooks, Ecological Consultant - Ecology Planning

Robert Vaughan, Sustainable Land Use Manager - Natural Resources Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of environment and conservation groups.

(10.40-11.40)

3.

Consideration of Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: evidence session with representatives of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, National Park Authorities and the British Ecological Society

Steve Wilson, Managing Director Wastewater Services - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Emyr Williams, Chief Executive - Snowdonia National Park Authority

Geraint Jones, Farm Conservation Officer - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Brendan Costelloe, Policy Manager - British Ecological Society

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, National Park Authorities and the British Ecological Society.

(11.40)

4.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

4. The Committee noted the papers under item 4.

4.1

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair regarding the UK Government’s draft Environment Bill and the Welsh Government’s proposals for environmental governance

Supporting documents:

4.2

Additional correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair regarding the publication of the Committee's report 'The impact of Brexit on fisheries in Wales''

Supporting documents:

4.3

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair regarding the outcomes-based approach to the Public Goods scheme

Supporting documents:

4.4

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair regarding discussions with the Fisheries and Marine Senior Steering Group in relation to the UK Fisheries Bill

Supporting documents:

(11.40)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 6 and 7 of today's meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee resolved to exclude the public for items 6 and 7 of today’s meeting.

(11.40-12.10)

6.

Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: consideration of oral evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received under items 2 and 3.

(12.10-12.30)

7.

Forward work programme: approach to environmental governance and principles

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee agreed to write back to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to follow-up on issues relating to environmental governance and principles.
7.2 The Committee agreed to undertake further work on environmental governance and principles at an appropriate point in its work programme, and following the publication of the Welsh Government’s consultation.

 

 

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