Welsh Government vow greener new plans: The Welsh Government has revealed enterprising new plans to guarantee a “stronger, greener and fairer” Wales, placing climate change & environment at the heart of the new government.
It has built a “super-Ministry”, joining the big policy sections to help Wales attain its legally binding goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
The new 5-year Programme for Government has combined transport, planning, housing & energy in conjunction with the environment for the 1st time, in a effort to stop the climate & nature disasters, “making sure climate change is firmly on the agenda for every public service and private sector business”.
The government plans to set up a new 10-year Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan for a zero carbon economy, work in the direction of its new goal of 45% of journeys using sustainable methods by 2040 and establish a new major routes fund to enhance the beauty and biodiversity of areas next to major Welsh transport routes.
It additionally intends to legislate to do away with the use of more frequently littered, single-use plastics, launch an extensive producer responsibility scheme to help motivate waste reduction by businesses, bring in a Clean Air Act for Wales, in agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) direction & spread out the provision of air quality monitoring.
Furthermore, 20,000 new low carbon social homes will be constructed for rent in addition to decarbonise more homes by means of retrofit programmes.
A Tidal Lagoon Challenge Fund will be set up, promoting ideas that will make Wales “a world centre” of developing tidal tech.
Mark Drakeford, First Minister stated: “We will build a fairer, greener, stronger and ever more successful Wales that we all want for ourselves and for each other. But I am determined that as we move Wales forward, no one will be left behind and no one will be held back. People in Wales look after each other and this programme is built on exactly that principle.”
Welsh Government vow greener new plans