Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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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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Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations
The EU Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe - known as the CAFÉ Directive - came into effect on 11 June 2008. It consolidates and repeals previous ambient air quality legislation with the exception of the Fourth Daughter Directive. The Fourth Daughter Directive relates to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic hydrocarbons in ambient air.
The Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2010 incorporate the CAFÉ Directive and the Fourth Daughter Directive into Welsh law, and replace the Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2007. The Regulations come into force on 11 June 2010.
The attached map details the two air quality zones in Wales: North Wales and South Wales. The map also details agglomerations in Wales. An agglomeration is an area that has a population of over 250,000 inhabitants.