On June 30th 2021, the Welsh Government declared a nature emergency in what has been described as a landmark moment. The Senedd is one of the first parliaments in the world to declare such an emergency.
We are currently facing a climate and nature emergency, with 17% of species in Wales at risk of extinction. But we can change this. By putting nature into recovery, we can tackle climate change. Thriving habitats can safely lock up vast amounts of carbon, while providing other vital benefits that help us adapt, such as flood prevention, clean water and improved health and wellbeing.
Delyth Jewell, Plaid Cymru member said:
“We now have an obligation to reset biodiversity targets and to back those up with investment, with plans for nature-based solutions, projects to centre on species recovery and changes that will prioritise healthy green and blue habitats across Wales.”