Environment and Sustainability Committee, Fourth Assembly Legacy Report
The Committee was established on 22 June 2011 with a remit to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account by scrutinising expenditure, administration and policy matters encompassing: the maintenance, development and planning of Wales’s natural environment and energy resources.
During the Fourth Assembly, the committee have scrutinised three key Bills that have become Acts of the Assembly. They were the:
Well-being of Future Generations (Wales)Bill;
The Planning (Wales) Bill; and
The Environment (Wales) Bill.
The report covers key areas such as waste management, agriculture and land management, marine and fishers, animal welfare, nature conservation, access to land and climate change. Nothing is mentioned around housing, energy efficiency and fuel poverty, however it states that much of what the committee has recommended is in its Smart Energy Inquiry report published previously. The committee states in the report that tackling climate change is the most significant issue facing Wales, and that all other policy considerations need to be assessed through this prism.
Read the report here. Environement and Sustainability Committee Legacy report – English