Wales “needs extra £1billion” to tackle climate change

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The Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, has said that Wales needs to spend an additional £1billion on mitigation measures in order to meet climate change and greenhouse gas emission targets.

The Welsh Government recently revised targets, aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 95% compared to 1990 by 2050.

The Commissioner launched a 10-point plan, which proposes increased spending across transport, home retrofitting, renewable energy and agriculture. She told BBC Wales: “What we can’t get away from is the fact that this is going to require some really difficult spending decisions. We can’t just talk about it anymore – we need to be financing it and acting upon it.”

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