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Sustainable development and climate change annual report 2015

15/03/16
The latest annual report was published in March 2016. This report fulfils our duties under section 79(6) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 and Section 80 of the Climate Change Act 2008.
 

Climate Change Risk Assessment for Wales

09/11/15
This report presents a national assessment of potential risks and opportunities from climate change facing Wales for the rest of this century.
 

Ecological footprint of Wales report

24/07/15
A new estimate of the ecological and carbon footprints of Wales for 2011 building on previous studies.
 

2014 Climate Change Annual Report

22/12/14
The report sets out progress made against our headline commitments against emission reduction and adaptation and summarises some of the key activity that has been taken forward.
 

Climate Change Strategy for Wales - Equality Impact Assessment

08/12/14
The Climate Change Strategy is a policy which builds on the Environment Strategy published in May 2006, and the One Wales: One Planet document published in May 2009.
 

2013 Climate change annual report

11/06/14
The report outlines a summary of progress against the emission reduction and adaptation commitments in the Welsh Government’s 2010 Climate Change Strategy.
 

Measuring greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

07/06/13
This paper describes how we measure Wales’ performance on greenhouse gas emission targets.
 

Preparing for a changing climate – Part 5: Monitoring and Reviewing

07/03/13
Part 5 helps you to assess whether the aims and objectives set by your organisation and partners are being achieved
 

Preparing for a changing climate – Part 4: Implementing

07/03/13
Part 4 discusses the types of activities that can help organisations prepare for climate change and delivering and managing adaptation actions.
 

Preparing for a changing climate – Part 3: Planning

07/03/13
The aim of Part 3 is to help you create an adaptation plan using the information generated in part 2.
 

Preparing for a changing climate - Part 2: Investigating

07/03/13
Part 2 involves refining your climate change impacts identified in Part 1, and identifying levels of sensitivity and adaptive capacity.
 

Preparing for a changing climate - Part 1: Starting

07/03/13
Part 1 starts by setting out what we mean by ‘preparing for a changing climate’, and showing why it’s important and worthwhile.
 

Policy Statement: Preparing for a changing climate

07/03/13
In this Policy Statement, we set out the challenge of a changing climate and the Welsh Government response, including how we will implement relevant provisions of the Climate Change Act 2008.
 

Business cases for action on climate change

10/10/12
There are many people in organisations who are looking to take action to reduce emissions and prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change and who are spending time and effort in making the business case for these actions.
 

Better Choices - Better Places

30/03/12
A DVD encouraging Local Service Boards and public bodies to reduce their carbon emissions and plan for a changing climate.
 

Climate Change Strategy for Wales: First annual progress report

29/03/12
This report reflects progress made in implementing the measures contained in the Climate Change Strategy for Wales Emission Reduction and Adaptation Delivery Plans, which were published in October 2010.
 

Climate Change Engagement Strategy

11/10/11
The Strategy encourages everyone to take action and change what they do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
 

Towards a 2°C future: emission reduction scenarios for Wales

11/10/11
This research explores the implications of annual emission reductions beyond the 3% already pledged.
 

Adaptation Delivery Plan: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
The Adaptation Delivery Plan describes the actions that will fulfill the objectives of our Adaptation Framework. This will help Wales cope better with the impacts of climate change.
 

Delivery Plan for Emission reduction: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
The Delivery Plan for Emissions reduction sets out the policies and programmes that will help us meet our target of 3% per year in areas of devolved competence.
 

Summary version: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world - and one that requires concerted action by us all.
 

Meeting Wales’ climate change targets – what does it mean for young people?

11/10/11
This leaflet gives you an overview of climate change, explains what the Welsh Government is doing about it, and explains how you can play your part.
 

Summary version for International Partners: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
The Summary includes an overview of the actions we are taking to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change, and our commitment to supporting our international partners in responding to the challenge of climate change.
 

Public Sector Action Highlights: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
The Sector Action Highlights document was published in September 2011.
 

Business Sector Action Highlights: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
The Sector Action Highlights document was published in September 2011.
 

Third Sector Action Highlights: Climate Change Strategy for Wales

11/10/11
The Sector Action Highlights document was published in September 2011.
 

Climate change: its impacts for Wales (2009)

11/10/11
In this booklet, you can find out more about how Wales will be affected by the impacts of climate change and what we will need to do to adapt to them.
 

Wales: Changing Climate, Challenging Choices – a scoping study of climate change impacts in Wales (2000)

11/10/11
This study includes probable changes in climate, expert opinion on the consequences and the results of stakeholder interviews.