The Climate Change Commission for Wales

The Climate Change Commission for Wales

The Climate Change Commission for Wales brings together key sectors and organisations to build agreement on the action needed to tackle the challenges of climate change in Wales. Cynnal Cymru provided the secretariat for the Climate Change Commission for Wales from June 2012 to March 2016, working closely with the Commission members and networks.

Members of the Commission represented a wide range of political, business, local authority, academic institutions, third sector and other delivery agencies. The Commission’s work is central to the Welsh Government’s efforts to tackle climate change. As an independent cross-sector, cross-party body, its main roles were to:

  • provide clear leadership on tackling both the causes and effects of climate change in Wales;
  • build agreement on the action needed in Wales to address climate change, and engage all sectors in this process;
  • work to remove barriers to delivering the climate change agenda and advise on solutions where appropriate;
  • advise on the development of Welsh Government policies and programmes;
  • monitor progress and report annually on delivery of the Climate Change Strategy for Wales;
  • be proactive in sharing advice and good practice on climate change action.

The Commission met four times a year; meetings include presentations from expert guests and were open to the public.

The Commission’s work is primarily focused on Wales with collaborative partnerships formed with UK, European and global organisations to make sure that we share ideas and learn from each other.