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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
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.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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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.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
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 »
International action on climate change
We are working with international partners to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for a changing climate.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Progress has made been through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and linked agreements.
The Kyoto Protocol was a first step in developed nations taking responsibility for emission reduction. We have been active in supporting work to secure a legally-binding and ambitious climate deal for the future.
The UNFCCC Conference of Parties 18, took place in Doha, Qatar, from 28 November to 8 December 2012. During conference the Environment Minister:
- met contacts from around the world
- agreed a partnership programme with the Government of Lesotho to help them develop their own climate change strategy
- contributed to the UN negotiations as part of the UK delegation
- spoke to the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development
We don’t believe that we should wait for an international agreement before taking action. Wales was a leader in the industrial revolution. Now we want Wales to lead the way in reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change. We want to show other countries that it is possible to develop a low carbon nation that is prosperous and has a good quality of life.
We have a summary of our Climate Change Strategy for our international partners. This explains the action we are taking here in Wales.
Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)
We are an active member of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD). We believe that sub-national governments and regions can help prepare for climate change and deal with its impacts. Through our role as co-chair of nrg4SD, we helped lead successful discussions about this in the Cancun Agreements in 2010.
Visit: nrg4SD (external link)
Wales for Africa
The Wales for Africa programme supports projects that link communities in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa, to help halve global poverty by 2015. Wales and Mbale, Uganda were chosen for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Territorial Approach to Climate change project.
This project is using expertise from Wales to develop an Integrated Territorial Climate Plan for Mbale. This will help to draw in funds so the region can prepare for a changing climate. It will do this by:
- planting shade trees
- giving out fuel efficient stoves
- water management techniques.
The Climate Group
We are an active member of The Climate Group. The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which works internationally with government and business leaders. They work to develop smart policies, technologies and finance needed to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, and move towards a clean industrial revolution.