Interesting blog post on what's happened to electricity use in the UK during the #coronavirus lockdown https://constancecrozier.com/2020/04/02/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-electricity-network/
Here's the official #WelshGovernment guidance on self-isolation (rather than social distancing) in case you develop symptoms https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-03/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-current-guidelines-illustrated.pdf
The decision by the coalition (Conservative - Lib Dem) Government in 2010 - and the subsequent continuation of that policy by successive Conservative Governments - has increased the UK’s CO2 emissions by between 0.5 and 5%, according to research carried out by Carbon Brief https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-fuel-duty-freeze-has-increased-uk-co2-emissions-by-up-to-5-per-cent
Ahead of the Cymorth Cymru conference on 26 March, @davidoclubb writes about the 2050 challenge for organisations caring for the vulnerable - and offers some pointers on how to respond. #FutureGenerations #climatechange ❓💧💦🏞️🌆
This development from Welsh Government is interesting - they've commissioned a report on road user charging 🛣️🚗🚕🚙🚌💷 https://gov.wales/written-statement-independent-review-road-user-charging-wales
Maybe this will herald a more rational approach to using infrastructure which we all pay for, but not all of us use (and certainly not to the same extent!) The polluter pays principle should be heavily influential - though provision for essential workers who are unable to avoid driving at peak times will be tricky to incorporate.
The UK's outdated voting system needs reform https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/when-millions-feel-unable-to-vote-for-their-favourite-candidate-something-is-seriously-wrong/ #ElectoralReform
Rydym yn falch iawn i ymuno'r grwp nesaf mewn y 'Cyflymydd Entrepreneur Natwest', i dechrau 1 Ebrill. https://afallen.cymru/2020/03/06/cyflymu-cynaliadwyedd/?lang=cy
Another record year for the TrawsCymru bus service, sponsored by Welsh Government. It saw 2.5 million trips in 2018/19 (note, travel is *free* on weekends on the service!) 🚌🎉🙋
You can contribute at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/trydani-charge-place-wales-ltd/backers#start
The latest stats on train use in #Wales show the biggest-ever increase https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/statistics-and-research/2020-02/rail-station-usage-april-2018-march-2019-672.pdf
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Superb job opportunity for a sustainability professional in #Wales https://bronafon.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1881241?cid=1840&s=False&t=Sustainability-And-Environmental-Manager&l=Cwmbran
This is a very useful contribution to the debate around urban trees https://provocations.darkmatterlabs.org/trees-as-infrastructure-1dd94e1cfedf?gi=11ddb6ccba85
We recognise many of the challenges for small business highlighted in this report by the Senedd Committee for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills.
Still plenty for public bodies to do to enable #Wales-based small businesses to effectively access public procurement 🏋
A slap on the wrist for #WelshGovernment for not paying due regard to the #ClimateEmergency in its new budget https://www.assembly.wales/en/newhome/pages/newsitem.aspx?itemid=2068&assembly=5
Wales' first Partnership for Future Generations 🌱🌻
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