Net Zero

Through our Co-operation Agreement, we have ensured that Welsh Government will commission independent advice to examine pathways to a Net Zero Wales by 2035.

Plaid Cymru-led Local Authorities leading the way on Net Zero

Each Plaid Cymru-led Local Authority has declared a climate emergency, with Carmarthenshire County Council being the first in Wales to do so. All have committed to reach Net Zero emissions by 2030. Published in February 2020, Carmarthenshire’s Net Zero Action Plan was the first document of its kind produced by any county council in Wales.

Plaid Cymru: Making a Difference

Action by Plaid Cymru councils to reach Net Zero includes:

  • Ensuring that new council buildings, including homes, are energy efficient and incorporate renewable energy generation so that more buildings become carbon positive.

  • Retrofitting and improving insulation and efficiency of older buildings.

  • Upgrading council vehicles to include cleaner vehicles and electric vehicles.

  • Planting more trees and protecting green spaces.

  • Raising awareness through schools and with the community to encourage changes in everyday behaviour that benefits the environment and reduces our individual carbon footprint.

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