Environment at the Heart of Decision Making in Wales
Climate change, new green jobs and recovery from the pandemic will be at the heart of the new Welsh Labour Government, as First Minister Mark Drakeford reveals his new Cabinet team.
The new climate change ministry will bring together the environment, energy housing, planning and transport portfolios, led by Julie James with Lee Waters as Deputy Minister.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said, “The environment will be at the heart of our decision-making. The climate change emergency has not gone away while we have been dealing with the pandemic.
“In my new government, the environment doesn’t just have a seat at the Cabinet table, it will be a consideration in all we do.
“The new Cabinet is ready to get to work to set Wales on the path to recovery out of this long pandemic, which has cast such a shadow over all our lives.
“There will be challenges ahead of us – the pandemic is a public health and economic emergency with long-lasting impacts on all our lives – but this is a talented and committed team, determined to make a positive difference to Wales and for Wales.
“We will use all our efforts and energies to create a stronger, fairer and greener Wales, where no one is held back or left behind.”
Details of the full Cabinet team can be found here.