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National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Grant funding for the Chartered Institution of Waste Management Wales Development Officer
Date of decision / Dyddiad y penderfyniad:
29 March 2012
Statement of information / Datganiad gwybodaeth:
The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development has been asked to approve the continuation of matched funding for the Wales Development Officer post within the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Wales for the next year, 2012/13, on behalf of the Welsh Government.
Towards Zero Waste was published in 2010 and outlines ambitious policies and targets to achieve significant levels of waste prevention and high recycling rates by 2025 and zero waste (100% recycling) and one planet levels of waste by 2050. It takes into account Welsh Government’s commitment to One Wales: One Planet by 2050 as well as taking full account of the principles and objectives enshrined in the revised EU Waste Framework Directive with its drive for waste prevention, preparation for reuse and high levels of high quality recycling.
Towards Zero Waste sets a strong clear policy direction for sustainable waste and resources management in Wales. It will be delivered through a series of Sector Plans that will form the action plan for each sector. There is a programme of work to develop the Sector Plans, and this includes full public consultation of each draft plan. To date a Municipal Sector Plan has been consulted upon and published, and the following plans have been subject to consultation: Collections Infrastructure and Markets Sector Plan, the Food Manufacture Service and Retail Sector Plan and the Construction and Demolition Sector Plan
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the professional body which represents over 7,000 waste management professionals - predominantly in the UK but also overseas. CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the waste management industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.
The CIWM Cymru/Wales Centre comprises over 400 waste professionals representing all waste management activities across the country. CIWM Wales members work in local and national governments, Environment Agency Wales, private waste companies, consultancies, social enterprises, and in education and research centres.
The CIWM Wales Development Officer post was first funded for the financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07. The Welsh Government provided funding to match that provided by CIWM on a like for like basis, for the creation of a full time position to meet specific Welsh objectives linked to Wise About Waste, The National Waste Strategy for Wales (2002). The funding was extended for the financial years 2007-08 to 2011-12.
The Wales Development Officer aimed to deliver the following outputs:
• Organisation of training for waste managers and staff in Wales;
• Facilitation of training in Waste Awareness for staff in businesses;
• Provision of technical meetings around Wales covering topics foundational to Wise about Waste
• Organisation of study tours for Welsh members and other stakeholders.
The rate of change within the waste management arena is high as Wales seeks to deliver sustainable practices to all industry sectors. To this end the appointment of a full time Wales Development Officer has enabled CIWM to assist the Welsh Government in the delivery of continuing professional development of those engaged in waste management in Wales through open seminars, meetings, demonstration events and focused training courses.