Environmental principles and governance

During the Sixth Senedd, the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee (“the Committee”) will be carrying out work in relation to environmental principles and governance.


Interim environmental governance measures

In setting its priorities for the Sixth Senedd, the Committee agreed to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s interim environmental governance measures by holding a one-off session with the Interim Environmental Protection Assessor for Wales (“the Assessor”), following the publication of the Assessor’s annual report.


The Annual Report 2021/2022 was published on 1 June 2022. 


Evidence gathering

The Committee will hold a scrutiny session with the Assessor at its meeting on 30 June 2022.


The Committee will also hear evidence from a panel of experts from the environmental sector to gather their views on the operation of the Interim Environmental Governance Measures in Wales.





On 1 July 2022, ahead of the First Minister’s planned legislative statement, the Committee wrote to the First Minister in relation to an environmental governance Bill (PDF 182KB). The First Minister responded on 18 July 2022.


On 21 April 2022 the Chair wrote (PDF 102KB) to the Minister for Climate Change regarding the Welsh Government’s work on biodiversity; environmental principles and governance, and the Welsh Government’s Natural Resources Policy. The Minister responded (PDF 347KB) on 25 May 2022.



Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 05/04/2022