Decarbonisation programme newsletter: July 2019
Updates on what we are doing to reduce our carbon emissions.
Welcome to the summer edition of the Decarbonisation Programme Newsletter providing latest news from across the Programme.
Shortly after the Prosperity for All: A Low Carbon Wales was published, the Welsh Government declared a climate emergency. This was followed by the National Assembly becoming the first Parliament in the world to vote in support of such a declaration.
To address the emergency in June, the Welsh Government accepted the UK Committee on Climate Change’s advice for a 95% emission reduction by 2050 and also committed to going even further and achieving net zero emissions no later than 2050. Read on to find to more.
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Recovery app launched in Wales to help support people with long COVID20/01/2021 14:38:00
A COVID recovery app has been launched today (20 January) as part of wider support on offer for people experiencing the longer term effects of coronavirus.
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers in Wales – please stay safe in Alert level 420/01/2021 11:05:00
The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, yesterday gave thanks to the brilliant, kind people from all backgrounds throughout Wales who are volunteering to help communities face lockdown together.
Commission recommendations endorsed by Welsh Government20/01/2021 09:05:00
The path to tackling congestion in south east Wales has been confirmed as Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission.
Update on A55 junction 19 work19/01/2021 14:05:00
Vital work to replace joints in the Glan Conwy Viaduct at junction 19 on the A55 has been rescheduled to the end of the month.
£40 million extra to support students facing financial hardship19/01/2021 09:05:00
The Welsh Government yesterday announced an additional £40m for universities to support students facing financial hardship, helping the students most affected by the pandemic with expenses such as accommodation costs.
50 online learning logins a second and other ways that show how Wales is ‘leading the way’ in digital services to support remote learning18/01/2021 14:05:00
More than 35,000 laptops and tablets will be provided to learners over the next few weeks bringing the total provided by the Welsh Government since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to more than 133,000.
Welsh Government to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer18/01/2021 11:05:00
Businesses in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new Welsh Government legislation.
Stay Home to Save Lives – thank you to community volunteers18/01/2021 09:05:00
The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, recently (15 January 2021) thanked the legion of community volunteers across Wales, who are working hard to help keep you and your loved ones safe and cared for in these very difficult times.
Health workforce ‘together as one’ to vaccinate Wales safely as pharmacy pilot begins15/01/2021 16:20:00
Wales’s healthcare workforce are coming “together as one” to ensure Wales’ COVID-19 vaccination programme rolls out as quickly as is safe to do, the Health Minister has said.
New mandatory Coronavirus testing for travellers into Wales15/01/2021 14:05:00
Passengers arriving into Wales from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has confirmed.