Environment Platform Wales: what can be done about Welsh coal tips?

Coal tip management is justifiably a highly emotive subject in Wales following the Aberfan tragedy in October 1966. While some historical reclamation work has been undertaken over the past 50 years, the demise of the coal industry has left a legacy of disused tips with no legal obligations placed on their owners. Now EP Wales is hosting an event to ask what can be done about Coal Tip Safety in Wales. Join us live on Zoom on 20th Sept to find out more.

Continue reading

New Environment Platform Wales Director: Andrew Schofield

Meet the new Director of Environment Platform Wales: Andy Schofield who joins the team following a career in fisheries, conservation, land management and water quality. His appointment follows two years managing the GW4 Water Security Alliance. Read more about him here, including his hopes for the platform, his passion for Bridgend Hockey Club…and Finn, his rather energetic Labrador!

Continue reading

Green shoots and new horizons at the All-Wales Virtual Careers Fair

Large-scale Welsh businesses, micro-employers and organisations are being encouraged to join the first pan-Wales careers fair which is being co-produced by all Welsh universities and HEIs. Working together for the first time in partnership with GTI, the virtual fair will promote a range of opportunities, graduate schemes and pathways into employment open to students and graduates.

Continue reading

‘Are we ready for climate change?’ webinar for Wales Climate Week

Environment Platform Wales hosted a special ‘In:conversation’ webinar as part of Welsh Gvernment’s Wales Climate Week fringe programme. We welcomed special guest panellists from Cardiff University, University of Hull and Welsh Water to talk through their respective research areas before touching on both adaptations, mitigation, food standards, the circular economy and re-framing the climate debate using cultural learnings. Watch the panellists on catch up here.

Continue reading

10 things we learnt at Environment Evidence 2020 – Resilience in the Welsh Uplands

Environment Platform Wales Director Dr Jennifer Geroni looks back at ten of the key points emerging from the discussions that took place at our five-day online conference in September. What are the themes and issues emerging from welsh-uplands themed conference? Read on to find out more.

Continue reading