Adaptation reporting could become mandatory for public bodies in Wales

The Welsh government is to reconsider using its powers to direct public bodies to report on their adaptation to climate change, according to a consultation launched on Monday

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The Welsh government is to reconsider using its powers to direct public bodies to report on their adaptation to climate change, according to a consultation launched on Monday.

Exercising the power, available under the Climate Change Act, was consulted on almost eight years ago but rejected. That decision will be reviewed, says the draft climate change adaptation plan for Wales. Statutory guidance on adaptation will be made “as effective as it can be in encouraging and supporting” public and private sector bodies to make their own adaptation plans.

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