The Welsh Assembly government (WAG) needs to ramp up efforts to meet its carbon emission targets, says the committee on climate change (CCC) in its second progress report on Wales
The WAG needs to speed up the rollout of energy-efficiency measures, develop renewable heat and power strategies and, more generally, increase efforts across all sectors, concludes the CCC.
David Kennedy, chief executive of the committee, said: “Wales continues to make good progress in reducing emissions, particularly through residential energy-efficiency improvement and waste policies. But Welsh targets remain very challenging and much remains to be done.”
The CCC also wants the WAG to better prepare Wales for the effects of climate change. It says more needs to done to protect properties in Wales from flooding, for example.
The WAG is aiming to reduce emissions in Wales by 3% a year, and wants to cut emissions from all sources by 40% by 2020 against 1990 levels.