The Environment (Wales) Bill – laid today
Article by Katy Orford and Nia Seaton, National Assembly for Wales Research Service
The Environment (Wales) Bill (PDF, 293KB) and associated Explanatory Memorandum have been laid today and will be introduced in Plenary by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant, on Tuesday.
The Bill’s content is wide ranging covering at least eight different areas including natural resources management, climate change targets, waste management and charges on carrier bags, management of shellfish fisheries, marine licensing, land drainage and the establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee. The Welsh Government states its aim for the Bill is to ‘put in place legislation that will enable Wales’ resources to be managed in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up manner and to establish the legislative framework necessary to tackle climate change’.
Full article available https://assemblyinbrief.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-environment-wales-bill-laid-today/