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First case of tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis discovered in Wales

A fungal-like pathogen known to affect a variety of tree species has been discovered on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate in Dyfi Forest, Gwynedd.

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Deputy Minister sets out big ambitions following deep dive review into renewable energy

“Our vision is clear, we want Wales to generate renewable energy to at least fully meet our energy needs and utilise surplus generation to tackle the nature and climate emergencies.”

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Every household in Wales will be given a free tree to plant as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to tackle climate change

Every household in Wales will be offered a free tree to plant as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to tackle climate change, Deputy Minister Lee Waters promised today.

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Minister launches ‘Ending Homelessness Action Plan’ with new funding for private rented sector to play their part

The Welsh Government’s commitment to end homelessness will be made clear in the Senedd later today as Climate Change Minister Julie James launches the Ending Homelessness Action Plan.

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New Chief Planning Inspector of new Welsh Government body appointed

Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change Julie James has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robinson as the first Chief Planning Inspector of Planning and Environment Decisions Wales. 

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Next steps confirmed to tackle impact of second home ownership on Wales’ communities

Climate Change Minister Julie James has just revealed details of a pilot scheme to tackle the impact second home ownership is having on some Welsh communities.

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Wales’ bathing waters deliver 100% compliance record for fourth year running

Beaches across Wales have achieved 100% compliance with high quality bathing water standards for the fourth consecutive year.

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New stats show Wales upholds world class recycling rates, despite pandemic

Wales – currently ranked third in the world in recycling- upheld its stellar recycling rates last year despite the pandemic, new 2020-21 stats have revealed today.

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North Wales COP26 Regional Roadshow highlights region’s potential

The first of four regional roadshow being held in Wales to maximise on the momentum of COP26 is being held in North Wales today (Thursday 4 November), focussing on the region’s potential for renewable and green energy

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£150m for insulation, clean energy and carbon reduction in social homes

Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters has announced an additional £150m to retrofit social homes with new technologies and insulation to help curb Wales’ emissions.

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First Minister travels to COP26 to meet world leaders

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today (Monday 1 November) board a train from Cardiff to Glasgow to join world leaders for the UN Climate Conference in Scotland.

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Decade of action needed to tackle climate crisis and achieve a net zero Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford and Climate Change Minister Julie James today called for a ‘decade of action’ to tackle the climate change crisis as they published Net Zero Wales – the next phase in our journey towards a ‘greener, stronger, fairer Wales’.