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New stats show Wales remains a high recycling nation

New stats published today show that recycling rates in Wales have increased considerably over the last two decades with the country once again exceeding the statutory targets.

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Wales edges closer to target with 20 millionth tree planted in Uganda

A tree growing programme aiming to tackle the climate emergency is celebrating after a landmark 20 million Welsh Government-funded trees were planted in Uganda.

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COP27: ‘No time to rest’, says Minister for Climate Change

Minister for Climate Change Julie James has told world leaders there is “no time to rest” as the UN Conference on Climate Change meets for the 27th time in Egypt. 

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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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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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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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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.

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Ground-breaking Bill to ban single-use plastics in Wales and avoid leaving a ‘toxic legacy’ for future generations

A key step in reducing the flow of plastic waste damaging wildlife and the environment in Wales will be made today as a Bill banning single-use plastics is expected to be laid before the Senedd.

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Farmers to help Wales reach Net Zero as Welsh Government pledges an extra £32m for tree planting

Minister for Climate Change Julie James has today announced £32m for farmers and landowners to help Wales plant 86 million trees by the end of the decade to combat the climate emergency.