Make Wales a world-leading sustainable nation
16 July 2013

A new sustainable development law planned for Wales could improve our quality of life and guard the planet for future generations.

The Welsh Government is going to introduce a law which could lead the world in sustainable development and make unnecessary environmental damage a thing of the past.

With the right law, future proposals for damaging opencast coal sites, massive waste incinerators and motorways through protected habitats could be challenged.

But the new law needs to place a duty to act sustainably on the Government and other public bodies, such as councils and health authorities. An independent commissioner must be appointed to hold them to account.

An Alliance of over 20 organisations and leading figures in environment, business and social justice are supporting an alternative Sustainable Development Bill, and have thrown their weight behind a joint campaign for Wales to be a world pioneer on sustainable development.

Read about the Alliance's proposals in 'Shaping our Future'.

Byd bach, ein Byd ni -- Small World, Our World

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