The challenge of climate change requires everyone to act. The Welsh Government is hosting Wales Climate Week to bring people across Wales together to tackle key climate issues and to mark a year until the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 and the new All Wales Low Carbon Delivery Plan. Set in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, geopolitical upheaval and the increasing need to ensure social and environmental justice, countries across the world must come together, raise their ambition and drive action.
This session will set the context for Wales Climate Week and explore the role and ambition of Welsh voices at COP 26.
In Wales we do things differently. We have a law which helps us work together to improve our environment, our economy, our society and our culture. This is called the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
Wales is the first country in the world to legislate for the well-being of current and future generations in a way that ties in with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Well-being of Future Generations Act is designed to facilitate positive outcomes for the people of Wales, our planet, for current and future generations.
This session will be a chance for three leading Welsh voices to discuss what the Act means for the environment, how it influences Welsh action on climate change, and to reflect on their cumulative experience of leading action to tackle the climate emergency. Join this conversation between the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, the World’s First Statutory independent Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and the Welsh Representative of the UK Committee on Climate Change to hear their insights, reflections and ambition.
Next year the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) comes to the UK, where world leaders will come together to tackle climate change by making new commitments and looking at how we can evolve the ‘rule book’ to meet this unprecedented challenge. This also offers us a unique opportunity to share and learn from one another. With a challenge as significant as climate change, collaboration is key.
Over the last 20 years, Wales has been leading action to ensure sustainability begins not just at home, but can be seen in all of our global actions. Conversely, the actions our global partners can also help drive change in Wales. This event will be looking at how different countries are taking action on climate change in their communities and how we can share and learn from our global colleagues.
This is a panel discussion hearing how different communities are taking action in different ways.