In this section
Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
In this section
- 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
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
In this section
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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
In this section
Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Woodlands for Wales – our strategy for Welsh woodlands and trees
The Welsh Government Woodlands for Wales strategy sets out our 50 year plan for developing and using Welsh woodlands and trees to bring maximum benefit to the people of Wales.
Woodlands for Wales outlines:
- how we could increase the woodland cover in Welsh towns and cities
- how we could make our woodlands much more diverse by planting a wider range of tree species that are more resilient to the changing climate
Our Woodlands for Wales strategy has four key themes. These are:
- Responding to climate change
The effects of climate change can be eased by woodlands and trees. The strategy sets out ambitious plans to help Wales reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
- Woodlands for people
Woodlands provide a wide range of opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy their woodlands as places of recreation and learning out of doors. Woodlands are excellent places to become more active and healthier. They can be ideal locations to develop community projects.
- A competitive and integrated forest sector
The strategy sets out how we can develop innovative and skilled industries and maintain levels of timber production in line with the Welsh Governments efforts to promote and increase demand for this renewable resource.
- Environmental quality
The development of our woodlands and trees will also help us to make a positive contribution to biodiversity, landscapes and heritage. It will assist us in reducing other environmental pressures.
Our work to increase Wales’ woodland cover links in with the commitment to create a Welsh national forest of native trees that would act as a carbon sink. Our innovative Plant! project, which ensures that a new tree is planted for every child born or adopted in Wales, is one of the ways in which we are working to achieve this.
Woodlands for Wales Action Plan
The Woodlands for Wales Action Plan (Revised in March 2012) sets out what needs to happen over the next five years to make progress towards achieving the outcomes of Woodlands for Wales, the Welsh Government's 50 year strategy for trees and woodlands.
The Welsh Government Forestry Policy will provide you with further background and evidence for the outcomes sought in our Woodlands for Wales strategy.
Government Woodland Estate Research Project
In the Foreword to Woodlands for Wales, Elin Jones (Minister for Rural Affairs), commissioned a study into the role of the publicly owned woodland in delivering the strategy. We took this forward in the form of a Research Project during 2010 and a summary of the main findings can be found below.
Woodlands for Wales Indicators
The Woodlands for Wales Indicators were Revised in June 2012. They set out the indicators we are using to measure progress towards achieving the 20 high level outcomes set out in Woodlands for Wales.
23 indicators are described, corresponding to the list found on pages 54 and 55 in Woodlands for Wales. We are able to fully report on some of the indicators, others are still under development. Where possible, indicators have been developed so that trends can be followed for the full 50-year lifespan of Woodlands for Wales. We will be regularly updating this report.