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  • Launch of a further call for evidence on cross-cutting themes

    The Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group (the Group) is launching a further open call for evidence on a series of cross-cutting themes that support a net zero transition.  From 17th January to the 16th of February, the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group will be accepting evidence on the following key themes:  In considering the key themes above, please demonstrate how action in…

  • Education, jobs and work challenge is LIVE!

    Education, jobs and work challenge is LIVE!

    Headline statements Jennifer Rudd, Senior Lecturer at Swansea University and member of the Challenge Group said “Enabling a just, net zero transition through education and skills is different to any of the other challenges launched so far and goes beyond carbon counting or new infrastructure. Through this challenge we have the opportunity to shape the…

  • Buildings and heating challenge is LIVE!

    Buildings and heating challenge is LIVE!

    Headline statement  Andy Regan, Nesta’s Mission Manager for a Sustainable Future and co-chair for the Challenge said “There has never been so much focus on the role our homes and other buildings play in the journey to net zero. They represent around fifth of our total emissions in Wales, and the current gas price crisis…

  • Explainer presentation

    Explainer presentation

    Interested in the work of the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group? Please see the explainer slides below, which are downloadable.

  • Connections and mobility challenge is LIVE!

    Connections and mobility challenge is LIVE!

    Launch of our 4th Challenge: How could people and places be connected across Wales by 2035?  Connecting people and places is vital for people’s health, wellbeing, and social relationships; to enable learning and employment; to enrich Welsh culture; and support the economy.  Eurgain Powell, Principal in Sustainable Development and Health with Public Health Wales and member of…

  • Energy challenge is LIVE!

    Energy challenge is LIVE!

    The Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group launches its second challenge: How could Wales meet energy needs by 2035 whilst phasing out fossil fuels? 03/07/2023 Today the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group is launching its second of five Challenges: How could Wales meet energy needs by 2035 whilst phasing out fossil fuels? As part…

  • “Swansea Trio part of expert group seeking to reduce Wales net zero target”

    “Swansea Trio part of expert group seeking to reduce Wales net zero target”

    Swansea academics are playing a key role in the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group, see below a link statement from Swansea University and members: Gavin Bunting, Karen Morrow and Jennifer Rudd. https://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/news-events/news/2023/05/swansea-trio-part-of-expert-group-seeking-to-reduce-wales-net-zero-target.php Gavin Bunting: “My ambition for the group is to inspire transformative change, which embraces the Wellbeing for Future Generations Act, to deliver a…

  • North Star Transition – “Wales Chooses #FutureGen Architect To Speed Up Net Zero Transition”

    North Star Transition – “Wales Chooses #FutureGen Architect To Speed Up Net Zero Transition”

    https://www.northstartransition.org/insights/wales-chooses-futuregen-architect-to-speed-up-net-zero-transition Group member Jyoti Banerjee (Co-Founder of North Star Transition) sets our his rationale for joining the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group, alongside thoughts on the opportunity and challenges facing the Group.

  • Our Chair speaks to Politics Wales

    Our Chair speaks to Politics Wales

    On 21st May, Jane Davidson, Chair of the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group spoke with Politics Wales regarding the opportunity for our work. The interview is available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001m9qz/politics-wales-21052023 and begins around the 14:45 mark.

  • PRESS RELEASE Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group Launches First Challenge: How could Wales feed itself by 2035?

    PRESS RELEASE Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group Launches First Challenge: How could Wales feed itself by 2035?

    Cardiff, Wales, 27/04/2023 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…