Welsh Public Goods Scheme and Biodiversity: Consultation Response

The Policy Team will be responding to the Welsh Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee “Biodiversity – Public Goods Scheme” consultation and we need your expertise!


Following the Welsh government’s previous consultation on “Brexit and our Land”, the CCERA Committee are further exploring how biodiversity restoration could work in the context of the proposed Public Goods scheme.


How will the BES respond?

The BES aims to respond to the following questions from the consultation:


1. How could the Welsh Government’s proposed Public Goods scheme, set out in Brexit and Our Land, be applied to restore biodiversity;

2. How could the various existing Welsh Government policies and legislation for biodiversity restoration be applied in the design and implementation of the proposed Public Goods scheme; and

3. What lessons can be learned from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP) to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of schemes to support the restoration of biodiversity. How should the new Environment and Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme (ERAMMP) be designed and implemented effectively for this purpose?


How can you help us?

You can help us develop our response by providing scientific evidence and you can contribute in a number of ways:

Draft an answer – We encourage you to draft responses to questions that are relevant to your work.

Submit evidence – If you would like to get involved but are unable to provide us with a draft answer, we are happy to receive other forms of evidence. This can be in the form of a list of peer-reviewed journal articles or bullet points summarising research.

Review the response – You may also offer to review responses drafted by the Policy Team and contributing members. We welcome feedback and suggestions, supported by relevant references, to fill any evidence gaps in our responses.

• We are also happy to arrange a phone call with you and take notes if that is easier.


If you would like to contribute to our response, please get in touch with the Policy Officer, Sara Brouillette by 9 January 2019.