At a time of Climate Emergency extreme weather events such as the recent storms are going to occur with increased frequency. We have known this for many years and the level of preparation and mitigation measures have been proved inadequate once more.
While agreeing that the level of investment in flood defences across Wales has been insufficient, we would also question whether the most appropriate and effective measures are always used. Much more needs to be done in terms of Natural Flood Management measures. This is an issue that we have campaigned on across Wales with local community groups and environmental organisations. We would urge the government and public bodies, such as Natural Resources Wales, to work in more collaborative ways with local communities, giving them a meaningful voice in planning for future climate crisis scenarios.
While we welcome the declarations of Climate Emergencies at every level of government in Wales these recent events highlight the need for bold climate action. Business as usual is no longer an option.
CORONAVIRUS AND MEETINGS -
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and following advice from Green Party officers the Cardiff meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Monday 16 March, has been cancelled. Apologies for the short notice but the situation has been fast changing over the last few days. It is highly likely that subsequent monthly physical meetings will also be cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Moving forward we plan to set up digital meetings using an online platform such as Zoom or Blue Jeans. There hasn’t been time to arrange one for tomorrow, but we are planning to set up a trial meeting in the next few weeks. Details of this will be circulated once confirmed.
Joint Coronavirus statement from leaders of the Green Party, Wales Green Party, Scottish Green Party and Green Party of Northern Ireland.
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