Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Extra £7 million for innovative all-Wales autism service
At the start of Autism Awareness Week, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has announced additional funding of £7 million for the National Integrated Autism Service.
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Extra £7 million for innovative all-Wales autism service
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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International climate change
Wales was one of the first nations in the world to make sustainable development a constitutional duty.
An historic climate deal was agreed between nearly 200 countries at COP 21, the 2015 International Climate Conference (external link) held in Paris in December 2015. The agreement is the first to commit all countries to cut carbon emissions in order to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2ºC.
The Minister for Natural Resources represented Wales at the conference which provided a platform for Wales to build on its international reputation and present itself as a Green and Clever Land, bringing economic potential through Green Growth and a clear pathway for decarbonisation.
We are committed to actively engage in international climate change negotiations, working with partners through both the Climate Group (external link) and the Network for Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD) (external link).
One of the seven goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is to build a globally responsible Wales.
We have developed a strong track record of international collaboration, including the Wales for Africa programme and as a founding signatory to:
- the Gauteng Declaration in 2002,
- the Compact of States and Regions (2014),
- the Subnational Global Climate Leadership Memorandum of Understanding (the ‘Under 2 MoU’ 2015),
- the international Nature Based MoU (2015).
Leading the way
Wales’ strength internationally is in how we are combining focus on a number of key areas to combat climate change. Although other nations are achieving in some of these areas, Wales is one of the only nations to be taking action across a number of areas, such as:
- Tackling fuel poverty whilst increasing energy efficiency,
- Reducing waste and increasing recycling,
- The Size of Wales scheme - The Mbale Tree Planting Project was recognised by the UN as 1 of 10 lighthouse projects from around the world,
- Green Growth Wales - a suite of interventions to increase and accelerate green investment in Wales.
The current legislative programme contains landmark pieces of legislation that show our commitment to sustainable development and strengthen efforts to tackle climate change: