How will the Well-Being of Future Generations Act account for the institutional void left by the Climate Change Commission for Wales? The case of adaptation.

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Sustainable Places

Charlotte Ford and Dr Andrew Kythreotis, Cardiff School of Geography and Planning     Arguably, with the new Environment and Well-being of Future Generations Act (WFGA), Welsh Government is now leading the way in terms of legislating for climate change. In terms of climate adaptation, the 2010 climate change strategy and adaptation delivery plan has foregrounded
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Beyond the Paris Agreement: A Transformative Paradigm Shift in International Climate Policymaking?

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Sustainable Places

  AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT Dr Andrew Kythreotis  In my last blog, I discussed how evidence-based policymaking is integral to engendering more sustainable places and communities. Moreover, I argued that citizens (and citizen science-based models) offer a fruitful avenue for research that contributes greater evidence to policymaking. I cited the example of the Evidence Information Service, a
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‘What makes a sustainable place? Single sex marriage, astrology, evidenced-based policy and active citizens.

Posted on 28 October 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Dr Andrew P. Kythreotis In my last blog I discussed the implications of the 2015 Well-Being of Future Generation (Wales) Act (FGA) with respect to how Wales spatially addresses present and future climate challenges. I concluded that communities needed to work more closely with the public sector on adaptation strategies that limit the impacts
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UK renewables: death by a thousand cuts

Posted on 8 October 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Dr. Dimitrios Xenias   A few weeks ago, the government announced its intention to reduce Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) by 87%. This is just one of several renewable energy policies to face the axe in the near future. There was warning of an imminent attack on renewables in May 2015, right after the general election. The
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Academia and policy: It’s more than a one-way street

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Sustainable Places

 by Angela Watkins, Evidence Advisor at the Welsh Government I recently attended a symposium in London, co-organised by the British Ecological Society and the Zoological Society of London. It was full of very keen academics – PhD students, early career and more established researchers. It also had a packed programme with academics and NGO’s putting
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‘Can the Well-Being of Future Generation Act set a new climate agenda for well-adapted communities in Wales?’

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Sustainable Places

The 2015 Well-Being of Future Generation (Wales) Act (FGA) potentially signifies an important milestone in how Wales will address present and future climate challenges. Alongside the Environment (Wales) Bill and the Planning (Wales) Bill, the FGA will hopefully bring about more effective climate governance by enabling people to have a greater say in determining how
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Welsh Legislation Update

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Sustainable Places

The Environment Bill, third in a series of new Welsh Legislation has been laid before the National Assembly for Wales. The Minister for Natural Resources introduced the Environment Bill to the National Assembly for Wales on 11 May, the other significant pieces of new legislation include the Well-Being of Future Generations Act 2015 and the
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