National forest from north to south part of Drakeford programme for government to be launched today
A national forest that will extent from the north to the south of Wales will be part of the Programme for Government launched by the First Minister today.
Mark Drakeford said that it was an ambitious plan to build a stronger, greener, fairer Wales for everyone.
The plans set out the Welsh Government’s key commitments for the next five years that they say will improve the lives of people across Wales.
The objectives aim to put the environment and tackling climate change at the heart of everything the Welsh Government does. They include:
- Prioritising investment in mental health
- Paying care workers the real living wage
- Delivering the Young Person’s Guarantee – giving everyone under 25 the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment
- Creating a National Forest, which will extend from North to South Wales.
- Introducing a Clean Air Act and banning more single-use plastics
- Building 20,000 new, low-carbon social homes for rent.
“We will build a fairer, greener and stronger Wales in which everyone plays a part – we don’t want anyone to be left behind or held back,” First Minister Mark Drakeford will say.
“Our Programme for Government is an ambitious and radical plan which sets out how we will move Wales forward, focusing on what matters to people and where we can make the greatest difference to people and communities.
“People in Wales look after each other and this programme is built on that principle.”