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Transcript: Transcript for 30/09/2021 - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions, and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Delyth Jewell MS would become Temporary Chair.

1.3 In accordance with Standing Order 17.24A, Llyr Gruffydd MS, and Joyce Watson MS made declarations of relevant interests.

(09.15-10.15)

2.

Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 5 - climate change

The Rt Hon Lord Deben, Chair – Climate Change Committee

Sophie Howe - Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Rt Hon Lord Deben, Climate Change Committee, and Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

(10.25-11.25)

3.

Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 6 - climate change and flooding

Haf Elgar, Director - Friends of the Earth (FOE) Cymru

Anne Meikle, Director – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cymru

Jeremy Parr, Head of Flood & Incident Risk Management – Natural Resources Wales

Clive Walmsley, Specialist Advisor on Climate Change and Decarbonisation – Natural Resources Wales

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Friends of the Earth (FOE) Cymru; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cymru, and Natural Resources Wales.

(11.35-12.35)

4.

Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 7 - environment and biodiversity: governance and targets

Professor Richard Cowell, School of Geography and Planning - Cardiff University

Ruth Jenkins, Head of Natural Resources – Natural Resources Wales

Annie Smith, Head of Nature Policy and Casework - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru, representing Wales Environment Link

Clare Trotman, Acting Head of Conservation (Wales) - Marine Conservation Society, representing Wales Environment Link

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of the School of Geography and Planning - Cardiff University; Natural Resources Wales; Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru, and Marine Conservation Society.

(13.30-14.30)

5.

Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 8 - environment and biodiversity: green recovery

Jerry Langford, Public Affairs Manager – Woodland Trust

Katie-Jo Luxton, Director – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru

Claire Shrewsbury, Director of Insights and Innovation – WRAP Cymru

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of the Woodland Trust; Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru, and WRAP Cymru.

(14.40-15.30)

6.

Scrutiny of the Chair Designate of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICW)

Dr David Clubb – Chair Designate of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee conducted a scrutiny session with the Chair Designate, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales.

(15.30)

7.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

7.1 The papers were noted.

 

7.1

Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

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7.2

Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

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7.3

UK/Japan: Protocol Amending the Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

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7.4

Environmental principles and governance

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7.5

Common Frameworks

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7.6

Welsh Water

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7.7

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

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(15.30)

8.

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

Minutes:

8.1 The motion was agreed.

 

9.

Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee: consideration of evidence heard under items 2,3,4 and 5

Minutes:

9.1 Members considered the evidence heard during evidence sessions 2,3, 4 and 5.

10.

Scrutiny of the Chair Designate of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICW): consideration of evidence heard under item 6

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 6 and identified issues it wished to include in its report.