This report documents the South Wales Valleys Panel’s considered view on the practical steps required to address the climate crisis and restore nature in a way that is fair for everyone. This set of recommendations has five parts:
- a statement on a fair response to the climate and nature emergencies
- a wellbeing framework and vision for a better life for all
- recommendations on the principles for the transition – decision-making and fairly sharing the costs
- recommendations for work and industry
- recommendations on how we travel.
Wales is unique in having laid the foundations for a new way of working with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. The jurors provide a clear statement of support for this as an approach to decision-making. The challenge for all of us is to bring this legislation to life and use it to shape a fairer, greener society. To achieve this will require a place-based approach to policy making, joined-up thinking that goes beyond siloes, and a commitment to putting people at the heart of decision-making processes.
Download the Welsh version of the summary of recommendations: Cymraeg
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