Brecon’s County Councillors have backed calls for a ‘decade of action’ to tackle the climate change crisis as First Minister Mark Drakeford and Climate Change Minister Julie James published Net Zero Wales – the next phase in our journey towards a ‘greener, stronger, fairer Wales’.
The plan contains more than 120 government policies and proposals, covering every area from peatland restoration to active travel, and from green skills to renewable energy. It shows how the Welsh Government will do everything from building 20,000 new low carbon homes and increasing community tree planting through 30 new woodlands to legislating to abolish the use of more commonly littered, single-use plastics.
As the COP26 conference ended, Welsh Labour Councillors took to the streets in Brecon to talk to residents about Welsh Government proposals which are set out in a newly published all Wales plan which also includes proposals to decarbonise the electricity production from fossil fuels.
The plan has received support from across Welsh society with businesses like the BT Group and Farmers Union the NFU Cymru all pledging to act.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance, said:
“It is good news that the Welsh Government has kicked off a decade of climate action for Wales.
“Together, we need to do more in the next ten years than was done in the last thirty to tackle the climate and ecological emergency our planet faces.
“This plan makes clear that each of us – Government, Councils, business and citizens – all have to make changes if we are to tackle the climate change crisis.”