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New research shows 20mph speed limit could save Wales £100 million in first year

A new 20mph default speed limit in communities across Wales could save £100m as deaths and injuries are reduced, according to new research.

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COP27: Minister for Climate Change Julie James will tell world leaders there is “no time to rest” as the UN Conference on Climate Change begins in Egypt.

A year on from COP26 in Glasgow and a year after the Welsh Government published its Net Zero plan, a wide range of climate policies have been introduced in Wales, such as the plans for a renewable public energy developer to provide long-term energy security which sees profits reinvested to benefit the people of Wales.

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Menai Bridge update 25/10/2022

Deputy Minister, Lee Waters has just delivered an Oral Statement providing the latest updates on the Menai Bridge. A transcript is provided below.

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Wales announces publicly-owned renewable energy developer

The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James, has today announced a state-owned energy developer in response to energy insecurity, the cost-of-living crisis and the increasing threats posed by the climate and nature emergencies.

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Menai Bridge closes for essential maintenance work

Menai Bridge will close for essential maintenance work from Friday 21 October following safety  recommendations from structural engineers. .

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“We now feel safer to walk to school” Caldicot school pupils tell Deputy Minister

Children at Durand Primary School, in Caldicot, were excited to tell the Deputy Minister for Climate Change, with a responsibility for transport, Lee Waters, how the new 20mph speed limit in their town has given them more freedom to walk, cycle or scoot to school, when he visited their school earlier today.

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Minister delivers major announcement on building safety

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Friday, October 7) provided a major update on building safety in Wales following constructive meetings with developers.

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NEW Biodiversity Deep Dive prompts Welsh Government to triple peatland restoration in nature recovery promise

TODAY an expert led ‘Biodiversity Deep Dive’- commissioned by Welsh Government to assess how nature recovery across land and sea can best be accelerated- has set out its recommendations. In quick response, Welsh Government tripled its peatland restoration targets while promising further action to restore Wales’ wildlife and plants.

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Biodiversity Deep Dive - overnight line

Today the results of a short, intensive review into biodiversity will be published and presented at Wales’ Biodiversity Partnership Conference 2022.

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Time to apply for latest round of funding to transform towns across Wales

The Welsh Government is encouraging local authorities to apply for its latest round of Transforming Towns loan funding.

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Seven things you may not know about Wales’s new 20mph default speed limit

Wales became the first UK nation to pass legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph when the Senedd voted in favour in July this year.

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Chair of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee reappointed to continue delivering in the face of climate change

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today announced that the chair of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee, Martin Buckle, has been reappointed for a further three years.