The Environment (Wales) Act received Royal Assent in March 2016. It sets a 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80% and provides the legislative framework for establishing a carbon budgeting approach in Wales.
The Act requires that before the end of 2018, Welsh Ministers must set in regulation interim emissions targets for 2020, 2030 and 2040, together with 5-year carbon budgets for the periods 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.
In April 2017, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) provided advice to the Welsh Government on these emissions targets. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received:
- Response from Friends of the Earth Cymru
- Response from Futureproof
- Response from Innogy
- Response from Mineral Products Association
- Response from National Farmers’ Union
- Response from Natural Resources Wales
- Response from RWE UK
- Response from Tata Steel
- Response from the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner
- Response from Valero Energy
- Response from WWF Cymru