Welsh government floats green watchdog proposal

The Welsh government is considering establishing a green watchdog to oversee public bodies after Brexit, along with drafting new legislation to safeguard EU environmental principles.

Environment minister Lesley Griffiths said the Welsh government is “committed” to addressing gaps in the country’s environmental principles and governance arrangements that will arise once the UK leaves the EU.

In a consultation published yesterday, the government indicated it would build on Wales’ existing green legislation, including the Well-being of Future Generations and Environment Acts.

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