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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.

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Dafydd Trystan Davies re-appointed as Chair of Active Travel Board

The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James has announced the re-appointment of Dr Dafydd Trystan-Davies as Chair of the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Board.

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Eeee-cor! Donkeys, dolphins and saxifrages get helping hand with £15million extra funding for nature

Minister for Climate Change Julie James has announced nearly £15million for landowners and managers who want to improve biodiversity to help Wales fight the climate and nature emergencies.

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How restoring Wales’ bogs is improving water and wildfire security during dry weather

Today, a new Natural Resources Wales report highlights how action to restore the degraded peatland of Wales accelerated at record pace during 2021/22 – even surpassing expectations.

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£1.85m fund to tackle sticky situation caused by chewing gum staining

A new £1.85m scheme is helping five local authorities in Wales to tackle chewing gum staining.

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£65m to ensure everyone has a ‘place to call their home’

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Friday, July 29) announced £65m to help people move on from temporary accommodation into a place they can call their home.

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A legacy that lives on: Welsh coal mines key to the industrial revolution could heat homes of the future

A £450,000 project will explore whether water from disused mines has the potential to play a vital role in supplying Wales’ energy needs for years to come.