Cross Compliance Proposals for 2015 »The new arrangements will ensure that farmers continue to generate high quality food whilst protecting Wales’ valued resources and spectacular natural landscape.Learn more »
New figures show record high achievements for secondary school pupils in Wales
Huw Lewis has welcomed finalised exam result statistics for 15 and 17 year olds
- Minister reaffirms commitment to helping Wales’ most deprived communities as new statistics are released
- £1m investment in cutting edge technology boosts business for Consort Equipment Products
- New figures show record high achievements for secondary school pupils in Wales
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- Health and social care
- NHS Healthcare travel costs scheme
- The Welsh Language Tribunal
- Subordinate Legislation Relating to Certain Internal Operations (mezzanine floors)
- Proposals for the disciplinary functions of the Education Workforce Council and a new Code of Professional Conduct and practice for registrants
- Nature Recovery Plan for Wales
- Inappropriate admissions guidance
Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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About this topic
Sustainable development is about getting on the right long-term path to develop Wales. We want to maximise wellbeing and quality of life now and for future generations, whilst living within environmental limits. We are one of only a few governments to have a legal duty to sustainable development.
We have made sustainable development our central organising principle. This means we put it at the heart of everything we do and the decisions we make. All our decisions:
- promote long–term wellbeing of people and communities;
- integrate economic, social and environmental issues; and
- involve the people who will be affected.
We want to move towards becoming a sustainable nation by:
- Improving the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities. The aim is to achieve a better quality of life for us and future generations;
- Promoting fair, safe and sustainable communities, social justice and equal opportunities for all; and
- Supporting the management of our natural and cultural environment, using our fair share of resources, and sustaining our cultural legacy.
We will measure how we’re doing through our Headline Indicators which show our progress.
The indicators are:
- Sustainable resource use – which we will measure using Wales’ Ecological Footprint;
- Sustaining the environment – the percentage of our rarest species and habitats that are stable or increasing;
- A sustainable economy - Gross Value Added (GVA) and GVA per head;
- A sustainable society - percentage of the population in low-income households; and
- Wellbeing - measuring people’s overall life satisfaction and reflecting their physical and mental health and their overall satisfaction with their quality of life.
We publish a report each year to show the progress that we’ve made.