Whilst Wales has declared climate emergency and implemented the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (2015) which placed a legal duty on policy makers to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions, there remains scope to improve the implementation. Communities on the other hand, are taking an active approach to tackle the climate emergency. Examples presented range from renewable energy projects and beach cleans to mini meadows and education. Additionally, in terms of collective action, Extinction Rebellion have been bringing together individuals, groups, and public figures to urge the UK government to take urgent action.
If a future for all is to be secure, it is vital that communities continue to work towards sustainable solutions at a local level. It is also imperative that decision makers actively recognise the underpinning impact of the climate emergency upon every area of policy, work towards a greener future and invest in actions that support environmental protection and in turn, community wellbeing.