Welsh Government creates new climate change ministry


Wind turbine (Image: Gwalia)

The Welsh Government has created a new climate change ministry bringing together the environment, energy housing, planning, and transport portfolios.


Julie James has been appointed to head the new ministry in her capacity as Minister for Climate Change, while the MS for Llanelli, Lee Waters, will take on the role of Deputy Minister for Climate Change.


The creation of the new ministry is intended to demonstrate the gravity of the climate emergency.


The First Minister said: "The environment will be at the heart of our decision-making. The climate change emergency has not gone away while we have been dealing with the pandemic.


"In my new government, the environment doesn’t just have a seat at the Cabinet table, it will be a consideration in all we do.


"Wales is a beautiful country with immense natural assets, which will help power our recovery and create the jobs of the future."

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