Impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the agriculture and fisheries sectors, food supply, animal welfare, climate change and the environment.

The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (‘the Committee’) is concerned about the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the agriculture and fisheries sectors, food supply, animal welfare, climate change and the environment.

 

The Committee will examine the response by the Welsh Government and relevant public bodies, as well as consider the impact on relevant sectors and professions. The Wales response in the wider UK context will also be considered.

 

The Committee is keen to hear from anyone with an interest in this inquiry via the consultation below and would welcome your views on the following:

 

  • the scale and impact of the pandemic on your work and/or sector
  • how Welsh Government action to date has helped to combat the impact of the pandemic
  • what further steps the Welsh Government should take
  • any other areas within our remit you wish to draw to our attention

 

 

Evidence Gathering

 

The Committee will hold a number of evidence sessions to inform its work, which can be viewed in the table below.

 

 

 

Evidence session

 

 

Date

 

Transcript

 

Video

 

Lesley Griffiths MS

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

 

7 May 2020

 

Transctript

 

Watch on Senedd.tv

 

Panel 1:

Agriculture Sector

Panel 2:

Food and Drink Sector

 

19 May 2020

 

Transcript

 

Watch on Senedd.tv

 

Lesley Griffiths MS

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

 

11 June 2020

 

Transcript

 

Watch on Senedd.tv

 

Environmental Sector

 

25 June 2020

 

Transcript

 

Watch on Senedd.tv

 

Lesley Griffiths MS

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

 

Natural Resources Wales (NRW)

 

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS)

 

9 July 2020

 

Transcript

 

Watch on Senedd.tv

 

Lesley Griffiths MS

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

 

17 September 2020

 

Transcript

 

Watch on Senedd.tv

 

 

Blog

Senedd Research has produced a number of blogs with more information on this topic.

 

If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing SeneddCCERA@senedd.wales

 

 

 

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Status: For consideration

First published: 08/06/2020

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