Sixteenth Ministerial Meeting of the Environment Work Sector

04 November 2020

The British-Irish Council Environment work sector held its sixteenth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the UK Government.  The meeting was held via a virtual platform due to Covid-19 public health requirements across all Member Administrations. 

Throughout this year, the work of the British Irish Council has continued with officials meeting virtually to progress the work of the Council and share learning and experience through online seminars and presentations.  This ministerial level meeting was the first time the British-Irish Council has convened a virtual ministerial meeting and Ministers focused on how Member Administrations can work together on the areas of marine environment, climate adaptation and tackling Invasive Non-native Species (INNS).

Ministers were welcomed by Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity on behalf of the UK Government.  The Communique is available here.