Green Growth was identified by the Commission as one of its key priorities if we are to achieve a sustainable Wales, and since 2012 we have hosted a number of roundtable discussions and events to engage business, public and the third sector and to discuss and develop a route map to a green economy for Wales.
A cross-departmental Green Growth steering group is chaired by Peter Davies and reports to both the Ministers for Economy and Natural Resources on progress.
Welsh Government’s prospectus on Green Growth Wales: Investing in the Future was launched in July 2014 and outlines how the sustainable use of natural resources can create a new economic model that will deliver wealth creation and economic growth today and in to the future.
Green Growth Roundtable event – 9 September 2015
On 9th September 2015, Peter Davies chaired a joint Ministerial Green Growth Rountable to bring together a range of external partners with the aim of accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy.
Jonathan Price – Chief Economist, Welsh Government – Presentation: An overview of the economy in Wales
Expert contributors from across the UK came to provide input:
Dr Ute Collier – UK Committee on Climate Change – Presentation: Challenges for the future
Dr Jake Reynolds – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Presentation: Rewiring the Economy
A list of all contributors can be viewed here.
Presentation: Hydro Industries – http://www.hydro-industries.co.uk/
Click here to read the report of the event summarising discussions and next steps.