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Wales Climate Week encourages a national conversation on climate change and provides an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to network and engage in important discussions on how Wales can play its part in tackling climate change.

First published:
24 October 2023
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Date: 4th to 8th December 2023

The theme for this year’s Wales Climate Week is also one of the most important questions facing our society today: How do we tackle climate change in a fair way? 

In Wales, the Welsh Government has committed to ensuring a just transition to a greener, more sustainable economy that isn’t reliant on fossil fuels. This means an approach driven by the guiding principle of leaving no-one behind. 

Wales Climate Week 2023 will feature a 5-day virtual conference examining the disproportionate impacts of climate change on different people, groups, organisations and places, and will explore how the benefits associated with new climate policies are distributed fairly across society. Sessions will provide an opportunity to learn more about the concept of fairness in climate policy making and just transition, and will help build understanding around the approach needed to ensure no-one is left behind through the transition to a more sustainable way of living.

Contributors will also discuss how we can mobilise others to get involved in shaping future strategy, policies and solutions fairly through a new Just Transition Framework that will be the subject of a consultation beginning in December. The main audience for the virtual conference will be public sector organisations, businesses and industry bodies, trade unions, voluntary groups, environmental organisations, charities, academia, youth groups, equality networks amongst others. However, this is an open-invitation event and everyone is welcome to join in on the virtual climate conversation. 

Alongside the conference, a series of Climate Conversations will be held across Wales to involve community groups and members of the public in exploring the links between solutions for tackling climate change and the cost-of-living crisis. The aim of these conversations will be to encourage national, regional and local conversations with community groups, individuals, employed and self-employed workers throughout Wales on how we can tackle climate change in a fair way. 

Anyone who visits the Wales Climate Week website can register online to receive information and updates and to attend the virtual conference. The website also explains how to submit an expression of interest for hosting a session during the virtual conference or hosting a Climate Conversation event to engage outreach networks in conversations on climate change. 

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to join the discussion and explore how Wales can tackle climate change in a fair way that leaves no-one behind.  We’ll see you there!