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Single use plastic ban comes into force as Welsh Government strives to reach net zero

A number of singles use plastics have been banned from being supplied in Wales today (Monday, October 30).

RHA Climate Change Minister, Julie James

Continued support for tenants of rented social accommodations in Wales

Last year, as part of the wider commitment to end homelessness in Wales, the Welsh Government announced a number of steps to support people in social rented accommodation as part of an agreement with local authorities and Registered Social Landlords.

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£4.6m programme will reduce flood risk for around 2,000 properties using power of nature

Details of a £4.6m programme to reduce flood risk using nature-based solutions have been published today, delivering towards a Programme for Government commitment (Wednesday, October 25).

RHA Climate Change Minister, Julie James

‘Bold and progressive’ new standard will see the biggest changes to social housing in more than 20 years

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Tuesday, October 24) introduced a new Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) which will see the biggest changes to social housing standards in more than 20 years.

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Newport’s £17m regeneration thanks to Transforming Towns

From indoor market stalls and shopping arcades to a museum and state-of-the-art leisure centre, Climate Change Minister Julie James has seen first-hand how £17m of Transforming Towns funding has been put to use in Newport.

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Wales moves a step closer to ending homelessness

Ambitious plans to end homelessness in Wales will move forward today when key details of policy and legislative reform are introduced to the Senedd.

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One month to go before single use plastics ban is introduced in Wales

There is one month to go before a number of single use plastic items will be banned from being sold across Wales.

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Celebrating one year of the £76m programme that is helping to ensure ‘everyone has a place to call home’.

Climate Change Minister Julie James has visited a Cardiff site that will soon host homes for more than 150 families.

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Ynni Cymru will unlock Wales’ green energy potential

A successful, community-owned renewable energy company was the perfect location for Climate Change Minister Julie James and Plaid Cymru’s Designated Member Siân Gwenllian to launch Ynni Cymru – a new, a publicly-owned energy company for Wales.

Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change Julie James views Grassholm from an RSPCA boat after Pembrokeshire County Council confirms hundreds of dead wild sea birds have washed up on their beaches in recent days with suspected avian influenza.  Grassholm is home to one of the world’s most important gannet colonies. Gannets are recognised for their pale blue iris, which scientists have now discovered turns black in survivors of avian influenza. It is unknown, but hoped, that some immunity will be passed onto their young.  Gannets live cheek to jowl in packed colonies and like many sea birds, have a low fecundity rate, meaning they may only rear one chick a year. Visible gaps on Grassholm reveal a decimated population, leaving concern over how well this iconic species will recover.

HPAI: Minister visits Pembrokeshire islands as concern over wild bird flu outbreak grows

Climate Change Minister Julie James visited Ramsey and Grassholm Island today off the coast of Pembrokeshire to assess the scale of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) which is affecting wild sea bird colonies around the UK.

Welsh Government

Tighter limit on industrial, power and aviation emissions, as UK leads the way to Net Zero

  • New limit on emissions confirmed for power sector, energy intensive industries and aviation, from 2024
  • Emissions cap will be expanded to more UK sectors - domestic maritime transport and waste – driving forward the UK’s position as a world-leader in decarbonisation
  • Gradual transition for industries as they take the next step to decarbonise, with changes phased and measured
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Building momentum in the global fight against climate change

“The wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout these states and regions is huge and gives me hope we can fight against climate change and set the global path to zero emissions by 2050.”