New Publication: The food and drink industry in Wales

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This briefing provides an overview of the food and drink industry in Wales, including key facts about the economic importance of the sector, and targets for its growth. It details Welsh Government strategy for the industry, outlines recent progress on delivering the strategy, and highlights areas likely to be affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union. It also outlines support available for businesses in the food and drink industry.

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Low carbon: the “new norm” for Wales?

 

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On Thursday 13 July 2017, the Research Service and the Learned Society of Wales held a seminar on the role of renewables in Wales’ future energy mix. This was the third in a new Exchanging Ideas Seminar pilot series aimed at giving Members and the wider public the opportunity to hear about and discuss different policy ideas.

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New Publication: The Planning Series: 10 – Environmental Impact Assessment

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This quick guide gives an overview of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). EIA is a procedure that ensures that the environmental implications of developments are taken into account before planning decisions are made. This paper outlines what EIAs are, when they are required, screening, what happens to planning applications without an Environmental Statement, what EIAs have to include, how Environmental Statements are taken into account and the revisions to the EIA Directive.

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Enhancing Welsh woodlands: Assembly Committee publishes report

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The Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee has published a report – Branching out – A new ambition for woodland policies. Launched at a stakeholder event at the Royal Welsh Show, the report sets out recommendations to the Welsh Government.

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