'Prosperity for All': Wales unveils new short-term climate vision

The Welsh Government has published its much-anticipated climate roadmap for 2020-2025, which includes a commitment to plant 2,000 hectares of woodland annually.

Pictured: The Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff Bay

Entitled ‘Prosperity For All: A Climate Conscious Wales’, the plan bolsters the nation’s long-term commitment to reduce net emissions by 95% by 2050, in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendations.

Prioritising adaptation over mitigation, the plan comes in two iterations – one intended for adult readers, and the other for use in schools and by individual children and young people. Both versions echo the sentiment of a Green New Deal, linking progress on environmental issues to social sustainability, human health and wellbeing.

Among the key commitments included in the

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