Guests of Honour: John Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Welsh Government and Peter Davies, Wales’ Commissioner for Sustainable Futures
This timely seminar will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders – including local authorities, academics, environmental groups, businesses and their advisers, and others affected by these issues – to discuss the future of sustainable development and energy policies in Wales. It is scheduled as the Welsh Government considers the shape and scope of its Sustainable Development Bill due for 2013, following their November 2011 discussion paper
Delegates will discuss the next steps for the Sustainable Development Charter, the creation of a single sustainable development body for Wales, and how best to balance the need for increased sustainability with the pursuit of economic growth. Future policy developments in planning and housing, and whether powers over wider energy policy should be devolved to the Welsh Government will also be discussed.
We are delighted that Peter Davies, Wales’ Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and John Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Welsh Government have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.
Mike Batt, Manager, Carbon Trust Wales; Jeff Brown, Sustainability and Climate Change Lead, Wales and West Region, PwC; Gareth Clubb, Director, Friends of the Earth Cymru; Jane Davidson, Director, INSPIRE, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David; Angela Davies-Jones, Solicitor and Director, Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins; David Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive, Cynnal Cymru; Sioned Hughes, Director of Policy and Regeneration, Community Housing Cymru Group; Vicki Hirst, Head of Development Management, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Vice Chair, Planning Officers Society Wales; Anne Meikle, Head, WWF Cymru; John Moore, Managing Director, Windcrop; Tanya Nash, Sustainable Development Team Leader, City and County of Swansea;Jonathon Poyner, Director, Venue Operations Directorate, Wales Millennium Centre; Peter Quinn, Manager, Environment Policy and Strategy, Tata Steel Europe and Chris Sutton, Lead Director – Cardiff, Jones Lang LaSalle have also agreed to speak at this seminar.