Climate Change Bulletin Summer 2022

Summer 2022 • Issue 8


First Minister hosts summit on solutions to river pollution


The First Minister hosted a summit at the Royal Welsh Show to identify ways of reducing pollution in Welsh rivers.

A legacy that lives on: Welsh coal mines key to the industrial revolution could heat homes of the future

coal mines

A £450,000 project will explore whether water from disused mines has the potential to play a vital role in supplying Wales’ energy needs for years to come.

UK first – Welsh Senedd gives green light for 20mph legislation


Legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph has been approved by the Senedd.

Wales’ green agenda: First Minister announces Welsh Government’s legislative programme


Action on climate change is the Welsh Government’s clear focus as First Minister Mark Drakeford announces the new Bills to be introduced in Wales in the coming year.

£48 million to help Wales’ bus industry survive and thrive


The bus industry in Wales is set to receive a support package worth £48 million to help them recover from the impact of the pandemic and deal with emerging financial challenges, the Welsh Government has announced.

‘Dynamic, diverse and refreshed’ members to take the National Infrastructure Commission forward


Seven new members have been appointed to the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales by Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters.

New support scheme launched to help those affected by fire safety issues


A new support scheme for those facing significant financial hardship as a result of fire safety issues has been launched.

Japan Delegation sees North Wales low-carbon energy potential

Japanese wind power

A delegation of representatives from the Japanese Wind Power Association visited North Wales to see some of the exciting developments under way in the region.

Bedwas High pupils get creative this Clean Air Day

school sign

Pupils across Wales have been getting creative to spread colourful safety messages this Clean Air Day.

Suspended flights between Ynys Mon and Cardiff will not resume


The publicly funded air service between Cardiff and Ynys Mon will not resume after a two-year suspension.

New stats: Wales is on track for climate targets, but big changes lie ahead in ‘decade of action’

net zero

Those were the words of the Climate Change Minister Julie James as data published shows Wales expects to meet its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is moving in the right direction to avoid dangerous global warming.

Celebrating Rural Development Success


Wales Rural Network's first 'physical' event since 2019! The WRN is proud and pleased with how the event went at The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.

If you attended the Celebration event, please complete the event survey.

Joint Fisheries Statement Public Consultation - Summary of Responses


Public consultation on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS) closed on 12 April 2022. Welsh Government welcome the high level of interest from across the seafood sector and wider stakeholders.

Following analysis of the responses received, a summary of respondent views was published on 1 July. 

We fully recognise the importance of stakeholder engagement in developing sustainable fisheries polices and would like to thank all those who participated.

Welsh farmers embark on carbon audits to inform emissions decisions


A group of Welsh farmers are embarking on carbon audits to understand the level of greenhouse gases (GHG) they are producing and to inform an action plan to reduce emissions if needed.


For those involved with and interested in agriculture, farming and forestry in Wales, please sign up to Gwlad, Welsh Government’s e-newsletter. 


For any queries relating to the Climate Change Bulletin please email If you would like to receive this bulletin in Welsh please click here. 


Climate Change Bulletin 

The Climate Change Bulletin - for the latest legislative and policy updates on the Welsh Government’s commitment to putting climate change at the heart of everything we do to create a fairer, greener, and stronger Wales. ​​​​​​​

Find out more on the web:

Follow us on Twitter: