NFWI-Wales is a member of Stop Climate Chaos (SCC) Cymru, a coalition of civil society organisations which is working to mobilise public concern, and through this the necessary political action, to stop climate chaos.
Stop Climate Chaos Cymru give Minister a sporting send off to Rio
As John Griffiths AM, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development left for Brazil on 15 June 2012, Stop Climate Chaos Cymru gave him a sporting send off to go and help save the world at the UN Rio+20 global Sustainable Development Summit.
As part of the UK Delegation, John Griffiths highlighted the advances and leadership that Wales is showing in Sustainable Development, from specific policy actions such as the Arbed home energy efficiency scheme to the forthcoming Sustainable Development Bill.
African Climate Connection
On 27 November 2011 supporters of Stop Climate Chaos Cymru, along with African musicians, staged an African Climate Connection linking Wales and the International Summit in Durban.
The Environment Minister for Wales and Members of the National Assembly for Wales from all four parties braved the blustery weather to join members of Stop Climate Chaos Cymru outside the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay. They pledged their support for a global emissions reduction deal and funding to help the poorest countries adapt to climate change by signing symbolic 'leaves' to add to an eight-foot-tall Baobab tree with the message from Wales to world leaders. Zimbabwean drummers created an African atmosphere.
Launch of report: Cutting carbon, creating jobs
On 30 March 2011, the report Cutting Carbon, Creating Jobs was launched. The report commissioned by Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and based on research by Dr Calvin Jones of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, offers practical measures for the Welsh Assembly Government to tackle climate change and boost employment. The report focuses on three key areas that provide cost-effective ways of cutting carbon, creating jobs and improving health.
* a nationwide programme of home energy refurbishment;
* promoting alternatives to car use;
* investing in green skills.
Read the executive summary and full report on the SCC Cymru website.
UN Climate Change Summit in Cancun
In advance of the UN climate change summit in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010, Dai the Dragon presented a scroll engraved with a series of requests from SCC Cymru to Jane Davidson AM, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, at the Senedd on 25 November 2010.
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- NFWI response to the widening of the definition of domestic violence
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