Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food
I am making this statement in response to requests from Members during the oral statement on green growth on June 17th. I am today launching Green Growth Wales: Investing in the Future. The prospectus sets out how the sustainable use of our natural resources can help create a new economic model that will deliver wealth creation and economic growth both today and in the future.
The Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will jointly promote Wales’ green growth offer and ambitions to a business and investor audience the NRW event being held at Mansion House, in the City of London, today.
Green Growth Wales: Investing in the Future sets out our key offers:
- Wales is a country rich in natural assets offering a wealth of energy, water and marine resources.
- We are a flexible and committed government working closely with business to offer practical and customised support.
- We are making Wales a unique place to invest and grow new business opportunities.
- Through the Environment Bill we are establishing a modern and joined-up statutory framework, helping to simplify and streamline regulatory approaches.
Green growth needs the active support of government. As a government we are committed to driving this change. We are developing options to support and encourage investment in energy and resource efficient infrastructure in Wales, focusing on promoting better use of resources and developing renewable and low carbon opportunities.
We are interested in talking to the investment community about the potential opportunities presented by the forward pipeline of schemes in Wales and will come forward with firm proposals later this year.