The Climate Change Commission for Wales (CCCW) brings together key sectors and organisations across Wales to build agreement on the action needed to tackle the challenges of climate change in Wales.

The Commission is an independent body providing leadership and advice to Welsh Government, as well as being an open and trusted source of information, on climate change.

                  Providing Advice
                  Mobilising Action
                  Building Consensus

What does the Commission do?
The Commission’s work is central to the Welsh Government’s efforts to tackle climate change. Its main roles are to:

  • Provide clear leadership on tackling both the causes and effects of climate change in Wales;
  • Build agreement on the action needed in Wales to address climate change, and engage all sectors in this process;
  • Work to remove barriers to delivering the climate change agenda and advise on solutions where appropriate;
  • Advise on the development of Welsh Government policies and programmes;
  • Monitor progress and report annually;
  • Be proactive in sharing advice and good practice on climate change action.

The Commission’s Forward Work Programme for 2015 can be accessed here.


How we work

Members of the Commission represent a wide range of political, business, local authority, third sector and other organisations.

Working through our members and the networks they represent, we want to increase understanding of climate change wand how it will affect life and business in Wales.

The Commission meets four times a year; meetings include presentations from expert guests and are open to the public. Information about meeting dates, locations and agendas are available on the meeting page.

The Commission also has a number of sub-groups to take forward our agreed priorities including adaptation, built environment, land-use and sustainable transport.

Although our work is focused on Wales we also collaborate with UK, European and global organisation to make sure that we share ideas and learning.

The Commission was established in 2007 with secretariat support provided from this date until May 2012 by the Welsh Government Climate Change team. Cynnal Cymru has provided secretariat support to the Commission since June 2012.

The Climate Commission for Wales' branding was developed and created by Lisa Hellier at Art House Graphics, Roz Robinson and Lynsey Jackson at Cynnal Cymru | Sustain Wales.

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