New Senedd report alert 🎺💃🕺🎶🏴
* Action plan describing how the Deep Dive actions are being implemented
* Wales should be a net exporter of renewable energy
* Grid comes out as a massive issue (unsurprising!) but what is surprising is that UK govt is apparently 'unaware' of grid issues in mid Wales
#OpenUK is asking people to fill out their survey for 'state of open 2022'.
Just don't blame us for the fact they are using google forms for it hahahhaa
🏴🐙🦦🌟🌿🐞 Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales is seeking six Board members with specific expertise in one of:
* Flood risk
* Social/community engagement
* Land management
Apply at https://cymru-wales.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-3/brand-2/xf-08135ce44d5e/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/8/opp/7675-Member-6-Natural-Resources-Wales/en-GBhttps://cymru-wales.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-3/brand-2/xf-08135ce44d5e/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/8/opp/7675-Member-6-Natural-Resources-Wales/en-GB
Like exploring south #Wales? Want to help create a network of walking routes that connect the region's towns, cities and landscapes?
Join Slow Ways for a special effort to see how many #SlowWays routes we can walk and review in a weekend.
This #TheGuardian podcast about insects is well worth a listen. Mostly unloved, unknown or misunderstood, they are a key component of the whole ecosystem 🐝🐛🦋🐞🐜🪰🦟🪲🪳🦗🕸️
"Less chocolate and more cockroaches" unless we use fewer chemicals in our gardens and farmland. There are lessons for agriculture policy-makers, and anybody with a garden here
1. Sarah Murphy MS (Chair) Welcome, introductions and minutes of last meeting
2. Jim Killock (ORG) - Present Social Partnership Bill and Procurement: Digital Rights and Open Source Perspective
3. Simon Phipps: Open source as an opportunity for Wales
4. Amanda Brock: Open UK
5. Jim Killock (ORG) - Discussion introduction: connecting open soure community in Wales
We had the great pleasure of launching our White Paper on the benefits of #OpenSource to Wales today, at the new cross-party group for digital rights at the Senedd 🙏
Read the blog 👀 and download the White Paper at https://afallen.cymru/2022/02/17/reaping-the-open-source-benefit-for-wales/
We're delighted to welcome Joseph Kidd of Venn Associates as our new Partner 🤗🤝
He'll bring decades of experience from engineering, project management and renewable energy, as well as expertise from running his own consultancy 🙌
Chwilio am rhywbeth newydd am 2022 🤔🤷 Beth am ymuno'r Pwyllgor Rheolaeth Parc Cenedlaethol #caerdydd 🙌👏🙋🤩
Ceisiadau'n cau dydd Gwener am 5pm ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3SuSLqQrgd461sdLxlM1pRUorXmwPoxvisyWpX13c7FCxCQ/viewform
Welsh Government's 'deep dive' into #renewables is complete! https://gov.wales/written-statement-outcome-deep-dive-renewable-energy
There are some interesting proposals here:
* Ambition to scale up much more renewable energy 📈
* Develop a National Energy Plan by 2024 📑
* Supporting behaviour change (this is vital!!) ✊👏
* A Wales Energy System Architect 🤔🧐
* A review of the consenting process ✔️
* Using procurement to support the sector 💷
* Support for community energy 🦸
Some health statistics here for the UK, for health policy wonks
Distressed woman, wildfire
A necessary reminder that the #ClimateEmergency is also a #HealthEmergency, #NatureEmergency, a #SocialEmergency, an #EconomicEmergency....it impacts on everything, and should therefore underpin everything we do.
This important blog post by Professor Martin Innes of Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd for the Institute of Welsh Affairs talks about the susceptibility of #Wales to disinformation (spoiler alert - we are highly susceptible 😲), mirroring the commentary provided over the years by our own @davidoclubb on the risk to Wales' democracy from social media.
Our Partner, David Clubb, is quoted in this BBC Wales News piece about coastal flooding and erosion https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57852719 🗣️🎙️🗞️
We first blogged about the issue in November 2019 👇👇 https://afallen.cymru/2019/11/13/wales-underwater/
This looks interesting - Welsh Government has set up a blog seeking views on the development of streams of work arising from the WFG legislation
Take a look and submit your comments - we are really pleased that the blog has an RSS feed to streamline keeping up with the news!
Don't forget the plants! 🌹🍂🌿🌵🏵️🍄
As our climate shifts into a more destructive, heat-driven epoch, so plant life will change across the globe. This Yale School of the Environment article uses the fossil record to highlight some likely impacts.
What will be the impact in #Wales?
Come to #CommunityEnergyWales' 'state of the sector' event on Wed 23 June https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/0641abb5-69be-4a52-9a00-a9a4c569d226
Implementing Future Generations thinking in inspirational, innovative and practical ways 🍎🌳🏴
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