Welcome to the Wales Net Zero 2035 Group

News

What we do

The world is experiencing the disastrous impacts of the climate crisis and is currently off track to avert further impacts.  Leading scientists recently issued what they called “our final warning”. The Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have jointly invited an independent group to explore how the country can speed up its transition to net zero, and how amending its target to 2035 from 2050 could be made possible. 

The ‘Group’, led by former Environment Minister Jane Davidson, is tasked with: 

  • challenging the Welsh government and Senedd (Welsh Parliament) to go further and faster; 
  • finding the best examples of transformative change from Wales and around the world and bringing them to Wales; 
  • imagining what a fairer, more sustainable future looks like for the Welsh nation. 
  • identifying a 10-year pathway of action from 2025-2035

Who we are

The Group is made up of 25 independent, unpaid members and includes representatives from the Welsh Youth Parliament. The Group is supported by a Secretariat, alongside the Wales Centre for Public Policy who have also been asked by the Welsh Government to support the work of the Group as an independent institution.

How to engage with us

We have identified five key challenges and will be sequentially launching a series of public calls for evidence. These are open to Wales and the world to contribute to, with evidence and views. See our News section for regular updates. If you wish to contact the Group, or if a call for evidence has closed and you still wish to share evidence, please contact our Secretary at stan.townsend@wcpp.org.uk.