Climate change protesters from Extinction Rebellion have been invited to a Welsh Government climate change conference in Cardiff on Wednesday.
It comes as protests by the group were banned from London on Monday night.
Welsh environment minister Lesley Griffiths said the group are “very committed people with some very good ideas” that need to be listened to.
She said protesters have the “right to peaceful protest” but “they shouldn’t law-break”.
“I would never encourage that,” she added.
Protests under the Extinction Rebellion banner were held in Wales earlier in the year, including in Cardiff where activists blocked a major road for three days.
Demonstrations in London have continued despite the ban from the Metropolitan Police.
Speaking at a press conference in the National Assembly, Ms Griffiths said the conference would be a