NNDM8153 - Debate on Members’ Legislative Proposal

Tabled on 24/11/2022

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill that would help ensure that the carbon-storing capabilities of the ocean are realised as part of the target of becoming net-zero by 2050. 

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) set targets for reversing the fact that 92 per cent of the UK’s seagrass has disappeared in the last century;

b) create a duty for the Welsh Government to design, implement, and maintain a national blue carbon recovery plan for Wales;

c) build on the fact that at least 113 million tonnes of blue carbon is already stored in our seas;

d) strengthen the management and protection of marine protected areas.