Archive for the ‘NEWS’ Category

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Green Growth Forum – Chair’s Summary

This Green Growth Forum was hosted by the Welsh Government in partnership with the Climate Group. It was the first post “Paris (Climate Change) Agreement” event that brought together States and Regions along with representatives of the business community to focus on the delivery of the commitments agreed in December. The overriding message from the […]

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Commitment to Paris Agreement

UKIP rejects Climate Change Pledge

On Wednesday March 2nd, the Climate Change Commission for Wales hosted their last meeting in its current form. All Welsh political parties were invited to sign a commitment to the Paris Agreement to demonstrate Wales’s commitment to tackling Climate Change. The Labour Party, Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats the Conservatives and the Green Party all […]

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The Transport Challenge

The Transport sector is responsible for approximately a fifth of emission covered by the Welsh 3% reduction target. Emissions have reduced in recent years due to improved fuel efficiency of new cars and a reduction in road traffic. However there is more that needs to be done to encourage modal shift and get people out […]

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Peter Davies, Sustainable Futures Commissioner response to the proposed set of National Well-being Indicators for Wales

There are seven well-being goals set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. • A Prosperous Wales • A Resilient Wales • A More Equal Wales • A Healthier Wales • A Cohesive Communities • A Wales of Vibrant Culture and Thriving Welsh Language • A Globally Responsible Wales If we are […]

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Managing our Land Use

The Agriculture and Land use sector accounts for 20% of emissions covered by the Welsh Government’s 3% annual reduction target. The latest data (for 2012) shows that since the baseline (2006-2010) emissions have only reduced by 1.2%. The way we manage our land and soils is critical to both climate change mitigation – due the […]

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