Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
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- Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Welsh declaration of the rights of older people
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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In this section
Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
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.