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Six months until the ‘biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades’

“The way we rent in Wales will become simpler and more transparent this year.”

That was the promise from Climate Change Minister Julie James as she announced her intention to implement the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on Friday, July 15.

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Welsh Government to help people in arrears pay their rent

Minister for Climate Change Julie James is urging anyone who has fallen behind in paying rent because of the pandemic to contact their local authority to find out if they can receive financial help to avoid eviction.

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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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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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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’.

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29 new projects that will help ‘Team Wales’ tackle climate and nature emergencies

From donkeys in Snowdonia to the salmon of the River Usk and everything in between, the Welsh Government has today confirmed 29 projects across Wales that will benefit from the Nature Networks Fund.

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Climate change will have to be considered for any future Welsh developments

Future developments in Wales will have to take into account future flooding and coastal erosion risk caused by climate change the Welsh Government has confirmed today (Tuesday, September 28).

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Welsh Government and network operators to work together on plan as UK first for integrated energy grid for net zero.

The Welsh Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Achieving net zero requires rapid transformation of our energy system, to enable the decarbonisation of home heating, transport and industry.