Wales and Demark to collaborate on sustainability

Wales and Denmark have pledged to work together on sustainability opportunities ahead of the Rio+20 summit taking place later this month.

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Welsh environment minister John Griffiths met with Denmark’s environment minister Ida Auken last week to discuss the importance of embedding sustainability in each country.

The ministers also discussed how to share best practice on sustainable development in Wales and Denmark.

The Welsh minister said: “I will be exploring opportunities with Ms Auken for countries like Denmark and Wales to ensure Rio+20’s ambitions result in actions to help organisations and communities become more sustainable.

“I also want to ensure that Wales continues to demonstrate leadership on sustainability, through activities like our planned Sustainable Development Bill. I am looking forward to discussing opportunities for Wales and Denmark to share best practice on sustainable development.”

Last month, Mr Griffiths launched a consultation on proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill in Wales. This will place a legal requirement on organisations delivering public services across Wales to ensure their decision making is informed by sustainable development principles.

Carys Matthews

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