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Higher payment rates announced for farmers creating woodland

The Welsh Government is calling on all farmers in Wales to help tackle the climate emergency by planting trees as higher payment rates for woodland creation are confirmed today (Thursday, May 25).

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Minister for Climate Change asks Wales to be ‘water aware’ as Drought Liaison Group prepares for summer

In Water Saving Week, Minister for Climate Change Julie James is appealing to everyone in Wales to be conscious of their water use as we approach summer.

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The Welsh Government-supported drop in centre ‘transforming lives’

Climate Change Minister Julie James has spoken about meeting people on ‘journeys of hope’ at a new drop-in centre in Neath.

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Welsh Government shines light on next steps for transforming town centres

Julie James, Minister for Climate Change in the Welsh Government, has visited Neath to see how regeneration can help support town centres to thrive.

Male Atlantic salmon trying to overcome a disused weir during its upstream migration. 
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£11m for conservation projects to help Wales’ endangered wildlife

Minister for Climate Change Julie James has announced a pot of nearly £11m to help curb the decline of Wales’ wildlife today, as she met with scientists working to save the Atlantic wild salmon. Experts say the ancient fish could disappear from Welsh rivers by the next two decades.

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Record levels of funding for flood defences

The latest funding allocations of a £214m fund for flood schemes put in place as part of the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have been confirmed

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New powers for local authorities to address impact of second and empty homes come into force

Welsh communities will be better supported to address high levels of second home ownership and empty properties as new local tax rules come into force today.

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Important step forward for coal tip safety

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today published the Welsh Government’s detailed response to the Law Commission’s report on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

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Ambitious building safety programme will make residents feel ‘safe and secure in their homes’

A significant update has been issued on a series of actions the Welsh Government is taking to tackle building safety issues.

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New powers to tackle air and noise pollution will lead to a ‘cleaner, healthier and greener future’

Climate Change Minister Julie James has said new powers to tackle air and noise pollution will lead to a cleaner, healthier and greener Wales.

Net Zero Skills Action Plan

New plan to equip today’s children and workers with the skills needed to work in the ‘net zero’ jobs of tomorrow

  • New net zero skills plan sets out vision of the role skills will play in moving Wales away from the fossil-fuelled economy of the past to a new low carbon future, as part of a just transition.
  • Net zero jobs will become the cornerstone of the new industries of the future, that very likely don’t yet exist.
  • Economy Minister launches new plan to ensure today’s children and workers will have the skills required to work in the new jobs of tomorrow’s net zero economy.
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Three years on from Storm Dennis

Since Storm Dennis hit Wales in February 2020, the Welsh Government has provided more than £194m to help with the risk of flooding.