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Minister praises work of Wales’ environmental groups

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 GMT2017-11-20T00:01:00Z

Ahead of her first official engagement, Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn has spoken about her commitment to work with environmental organisations across Wales.



Water protocol to protect consumers – and devolution settlement

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:01:00 GMT2017-11-16T00:01:00Z

An important milestone will be reached on Wales’ devolution journey today (Thursday 16 November) with the introduction of a water protocol for England and Wales.



Report reveals 8 out of 10 shoppers prefer Welsh

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:52:45 GMT2017-11-03T07:52:45Z

Eight out of 10 Welsh shoppers believe food and drink from Wales is Great Quality, Great Tasting and they would always buy Welsh if the price is right.



Avian Influenza - Winter 2017 / 2018

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:04:41 GMT2017-11-02T17:04:41Z

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop has reminded poultry keepers of the vital importance of effective biosecurity and to remain vigilant for signs of Avian Flu this winter.



New powers not so fly for offenders

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:19:12 GMT2017-11-01T10:19:12Z

Councils in Wales are now able to issue fines for fly-tipping incidents.



Wales continues to bathe in excellent waters

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:17:45 GMT2017-10-31T10:17:45Z

New statistics published today show 99% of Welsh bathing water has complied with tough European standards.



Quarter million pound initiative to promote tasty careers in the Valleys

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:36:17 GMT2017-10-26T06:36:17Z

A new £250,000 initiative, which aims to improve the skills of people working within the South Wales’ Valleys food industry and raise the profile of careers within the sector, announced today.



Welsh farmers urged to remain vigilant for signs of Bluetongue

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:31:47 GMT2017-10-24T13:31:47Z

Following the identification of bluetongue virus in imported cattle in Scotland and England, the Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has reminded Welsh farmers of the risks of the disease.



Devolution – the age of the recycling revolution

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:49:02 GMT2017-10-19T11:49:02Z

In the 20 years since Wales said yes to Devolution, our recycling rate has increased from just under 5% to 64% - the third best in the world.



Our Route to becoming a Circular Economy nation

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:47 GMT2017-10-17T13:31:47Z

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Lesley Griffiths today outlined the steps Wales will take in its move to becoming a Circular Economy nation.



Microbeads ban in Wales – Consultation to go live on Monday

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:31:47 GMT2017-10-15T13:31:47Z

A consultation on the implementation of a ban in Wales on the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products which contain plastic microbeads will open on Monday 16th October.



Lesley Griffiths announces £1m to progress plans to protect East Rhyl homes

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:31:47 GMT2017-10-13T13:31:47Z

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced over £1m for Denbighshire County Council.



Welsh food companies to develop new innovative products to help tackle childhood obesity

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:52:45 GMT2017-10-12T06:52:45Z

A project to tackle childhood obesity has awarded funding to four Welsh companies to develop innovative, healthy and affordable Food and Drink solutions.



Boost for red meat export plans announced

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:52:45 GMT2017-10-09T06:52:45Z

Lesley Griffiths announced she is providing £1.5m over the next 3 years to deliver an Enhanced Export Development Programme to support the red meat industry in Wales.



Enhanced TB eradication measures coming into force

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:36:47 GMT2017-09-28T06:36:47Z

Lesley Griffiths has reminded farmers and vets that new rules to strengthen efforts to eradicate bovine TB are coming into force on Sunday (1st Oct).



Lesley Griffiths high on ambition for clean energy

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:36:47 GMT2017-09-28T06:36:47Z

Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths today announced new ambitious targets for energy generation in Wales.



£800,000 food and drink scheme – expressions of interest window open

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:36:47 GMT2017-09-21T06:36:47Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has encouraged Wales’ small food and drink processors and manufacturers to apply for their portion of £800,000 worth of funding.



£1.2m to help councils and NRW prepare for winter flood risk

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:41:39 GMT2017-09-14T12:41:39Z

£880,000 of funding available for Local Authorities and £300,000 for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) for flood defences inspection and maintenance work prior to winter.



Get ready for quarantine units

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:27:22 GMT2017-09-07T07:27:22Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs and Wales’ Chief Veterinary Officer have advised livestock keepers to be fully prepared for the implementation of Quarantine Units next week.



New flood funding for Porthcawl beach announced

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:27:22 GMT2017-09-05T07:27:22Z

Lesley Griffiths today announced more than two million pounds to help reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to homes and businesses at Porthcawl Town Beach.



Poultry keepers urged to take action now to prepare for winter avian flu threat

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:14:09 GMT2017-08-30T07:14:09Z

All poultry keepers across the UK are being urged to remain vigilant to the threat of bird flu and take action now to reduce the risk this winter.



Make the most of every opportunity to operate in a more efficient and environmentally-friendly way

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:07:19 GMT2017-08-25T10:07:19Z

Lesley Griffiths is encouraging farmers to take advantage of Welsh Government support to help make their businesses more efficient, resilient and environmentally friendly.



Wales has bin recycling even more

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:27:55 GMT2017-08-24T09:27:55Z

Latest figures reveal we now recycle, reuse or compost 64 per cent of our waste, up from the previous year’s rate of 60 per cent.



Lesley Griffiths wishes pollinator scheme Hap-bee Birthday

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:14:09 GMT2017-08-22T07:14:09Z

Lesley Griffiths today celebrated a successful first year for the Bee Friendly scheme, a national initiative aimed at encouraging more people to help pollinators.



National priorities announced in Natural Resources Policy

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:59:44 GMT2017-08-21T06:59:44Z

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths today published her new Natural Resources Policy (NRP).



Plans to halve Wales’ food waste announced by Lesley Griffiths

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:01:29 GMT2017-08-16T23:01:29Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has announced ambitious plans to halve food waste in Wales by 2025.



Welsh Seafood makes waves at ’Food Oscars’

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:01:30 GMT2017-08-10T23:01:30Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has praised the impact of the Welsh Government-backed Welsh Seafood Cluster after four of its members received prestigious Great Taste Awards.



Lesley Griffiths urges dairy farmers to take advantage of EU support

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:01:30 GMT2017-08-09T23:01:30Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has reminded Wales’ dairy farmers, who carry out milk recording, to take advantage of EU financial support before 19 August.



Greece is the word for Circular Economy nations

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:31:35 GMT2017-07-06T11:31:35Z

The Circular Economy for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (CESME) is a European funded project that will enable SMEs to turn environmental challenges into opportunities.



£22m of funding for Environment and Sustainable Development organisations in Wales

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:17:00 GMT2015-06-29T14:17:00Z

Announcement of the organisations who will share £21.875m of Welsh Government core funding from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate to support their work.