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Transcript: Transcript for 19/11/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(13.45)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

1.3 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Jenny Rathbone MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

1.4 Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton MS.

 

(13.45-14.30)

2.

Introductory briefing by Rewilding Britain

Prof Alastair Driver, Director – Rewilding Britain

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received a briefing from Prof Driver, Rewilding Britain on biodiversity and rewilding.

2.2 Members asked questions and discussed key issues identified from the briefing.

(14.35-15.35)

3.

Biodiversity and Rewilding: Evidence session 1 - Environmental Sector

Clive Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Hilary Kehoe, Wales Chair - Nature Friendly Farming Network

Jerry Langford, Public Affairs Manager - Woodland Trust

Siân Stacey, Project Development Officer - Summit to Sea

Arfon Williams, Head of Land and Sea Policy – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru

 

 

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, Nature Friendly Farming Network, Woodland Trust, Summit to Sea, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru.

 

(15.40-16.10)

4.

Biodiversity and Rewilding: Evidence session 2: COPA (Cymunedau Oll Pumlumon a'r Ardal) Committee

Cllr Elwyn Vaughan – COPA (Cymunedau Oll Pumlumon a'r Ardal) Committee

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the COPA (Cymunedau Oll Pumlumon a'r Ardal) Committee.

5.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

5.1 The papers were noted.

5.1

Biodiversity and Rewilding: Evidence paper from Farmers' Union Wales

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

6.1 The motion was agreed.

7.

Biodiversity and Rewilding: Consideration of evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1 Members considered the evidence heard under items 2,3 and 4.

8.

National Development Framework for Wales: Consideration of the Committee's draft report

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report, subject to a few amendments.