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Media statement from Climate Change Minister Julie James

On this fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire we remember the 72 people whose lives were tragically cut short. 

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New stats: Wales is on track for climate targets, but big changes lie ahead in ‘decade of action’

Those were the words of the Climate Change Minister Julie James as data published today (Tuesday, June 7) shows Wales expects to meet its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is moving in the right direction to avoid dangerous global warming.

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Wallpaper that heats homes among innovative projects trialled in Wales to tackle climate change and the cost of living crisis

A social housing development in Wales is being heated by wallpaper as part of a trial exploring affordable alternatives to radiators and heat pumps to keep residents warm.

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Help for Wales’ countryside following boost in tourism

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Wednesday, May 25) announced £26m to limit the carbon footprint of tourism in Wales, boost biodiversity and improve access to the countryside so all can enjoy its beauty.

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Climate Change Minister’s message on International Day of Biodiversity is to ‘let it grow’

“We are in a nature emergency and now, more than ever, we must support our precious wildlife.”

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Independent review of floods announced to help Wales adapt to climate change

An independent review of flooding events across Wales during the winter of 2020-21 has been launched, the Welsh Government has announced.

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£182m to support independent living and reduce pressures on health and social care services

“A decent and affordable home is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of everybody.”

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Calls for a UK-wide approach to building safety

Climate Change Minister Julie James has made fresh calls for a UK-wide approach to building safety as she set out the progress Wales has made on repairing building defects in Wales.

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Plans to set up a supervisory authority to oversee coal tip safety will ‘ensure people feel safe and secure in their homes’

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Thursday, May 12) set out plans to introduce a new law to manage the legacy of centuries of mining in Wales which put ‘community safety at the forefront.’

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New stats: Why is Wales an outlier in UK recycling rates?

UK waste from households recycling stats released today show Wales far outperforming other UK nations for at least the tenth year running:

  • Wales 56.5%
  • Scotland 41.0%
  • England 44.0%
  • Northern Ireland 49.1%
  • UK average 44.4%
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Time to raise the bar on Wales’ housing standards

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Tuesday, May 10) announced the upcoming launch of a consultation on proposed new social housing quality standard for Wales.