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It’s hard to believe that over three weeks have passed since the inaugural Green Recovery Wales - a four day virtual festival focused on farming and land management, sustainable food systems, restoring wildlife and working together towards a greener future for Wales.
One of the week’s many highlights was the live panel discussion, Question time: The way forward for Wales, where Welsh political parties discussed what it’ll take to secure a green recovery that delivers for nature, people and the economy. Below is a summary of what the politicians from the five political parties taking part said about securing a green recovery.
Huw Irranca-Davies: Labour
Plaid Cymru: Llyr Gruffydd
Andrew RT Davies: Conservatives
Anthony Slaughter: Green Party
William Powell: Liberal Democrats
It was encouraging to hear strong commitments to securing a green recovery, particularly cross party agreement on securing agricultural policies that help restore and enhance nature; the need to invest in a green recovery right across government; more green and sustainable jobs; and more education around nature, climate, food and farming.
There is clear evidence that if we make the right decisions now, we can recover better and build the equitable, climate-safe, nature-rich, healthy Wales that we all want and need. However, this will only happen if those in power fully commit to delivering a green recovery; there will be more information about how you can make this happen over the next couple of months, but for now you can watch the full session here.
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