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Wales Market Update: January 2022

Biodiversity and Ecology Training, Sustainability Training in Wales

Published 16th Dec 21 - by rosiewatts

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Renewable Energy in Wales

The Welsh Government has published the outcome of the exercise to identify opportunities to significantly scale up renewable energy in Wales.

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Safer Building in Wales: A Consultation; A building Safety White Paper

The Welsh Government’s response to Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation. The Safer Buildings in Wales White Paper consultation was published on 12 January 2021. It set out our plans to improve building safety following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, and the policy goals our programme of work is intending to deliver in response to the issues identified by the Hackitt Review, the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry and our own Building Safety Expert Group.


Barriers to Innovation in Smart Energy Services for SME’s

SMEs account for 99.9% of the business population of the UK representing a staggering three fifths of employment and half of the turnover of the UK private sector (£2.3 trillion). They contribute a significant amount to overall UK emissions and represent a market opportunity for smarter energy services to help them reduce their energy use and carbon impact.

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January’s Featured Topic: Biodiversity & Ecology 

All of the Earth’s plants, animals, insects and microbes contribute to biodiversity with each individual species playing its own unique part. Without biodiversity, we would not have clean air, water or soil. Our food sources, raw materials and even our climate can be dramatically affected by changes in species diversity.

Start your learning on the topic of Biodiversity with the handpicked resources below:

Reducing Biodiversity Loss

A weblink providing an engaging introduction to biodiversity, what it means and why we need to preserve and enhance it. 

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Human Impacts on Biodiversity

This short video introduces some of the key the key impacts human have to biodiversity.

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Guidance for Pollution Prevention

A guide from  from Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), giving advice on how to prevent pollution and protect the environment.

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