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While world leaders meet in Johannesburg next week, local authorities across Wales will be hosting events and activ...
While world leaders meet in Johannesburg next week, local authorities across Wales will be hosting events and activities to show local people what they can do for people and the planet.

At the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg leaders will be hammering out agreements to tackle issues such as poverty, climate change and habitat destruction The World Summit takes place 10 years after the Rio Earth Summit.

Welsh local authorities have a big role to play in translating the agreements discussed at Johannesburg into action at the local level. This means tackling big problems like local impacts on climate change and developing smaller projects to educate young people and communities about more sustainable lifestyles.

Sustainable Development Co-ordinators Cymru (SDCC) is the forum for officers responsible for co-ordinating sustainable development and environmental strategies in the 22 local authorities and 3 national parks in Wales. It works closely with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and aims to promote sustainable development in local government and national parks in Wales.

To coincide with the Summit, SDCC members are co-ordinating a whole range of activities to celebrate 10 years of progress towards sustainable development since Rio. So whether you would like some fresh, local produce from your nearest farmers market or want to find out about bats there should be an activity which you will enjoy. The attached list gives more information about the events and contact numbers for further information.

Councillor John Hopkins, WLGA spokesperson for environment, said, 'It is difficult to believe that an individual or a community can make any difference at all to some of these huge problems. But the truth is that these issues cannot be addressed without our help. We can make a big difference by making a few small changes to our lifestyle. Local authorities in Wales are doing great work with their communities to help people see that Wales is leading the way in local action for a better future.'




Launch of LA21 Strategy Review14 August01248 752446


Local paper campaign to identify key local issues and actions01248 752446


Guided Walk Through Pentraeth Forest31 August01248 75244650

AngleseyFrom Johannesburg to Anglesey activity day, including Local Biodiversity Action Plan launch11 Sept01248 752446

Blaenau GwentLaunch of Local Biodiversity Action Plan31 August01495 355550

Brecon Beacons

Sustainable Futures Festival - Hay-on-Wye31 August - 1 Sept01874 624437

Brecon Beacons

Dragon Collective Project - developing a series of contemporary culture workshops for teenagersApril to 1 Sept01874 624437

BridgendSchools recycling competitionJuly01656 643439

Bridgend Moth Magic26 August01656 743386

BridgendTrack 2000 launchSeptember01656 643439

BridgendSchools waste videoOctober01656 643439

BridgendReview of Local Agenda 21September01656 643179


Launch of final Sustainable Development Strategy2 Sept01495 235183

CaerphillyAwareness raising exhibition for Council staff2 to 6 Sept01495 235183

CaerphillyRhymney Valley Ridgeway challenge walk1 Sept02920 813356

CardiffDamsels and Dragons28 August02920 684000

CardiffForest Farm Bat Walk29 August02920 445900

CardiffSummer of Sustainability - workshops, activities, walks, talks, farmers markets etcNow to 22 Sept02920 873231

CardiffFete of the Earth/Car Free Day22 Sept.02920 873231

CardiffGreen baby day 21 Sept.02920 873231

CardiffSchools recycling workshops16-21 Sept.02920 873231

CarmarthenshireBiodiversity in Carms exhibition and various walks at National Botanical Gardens01267 224320

CeridigionLaunch of 'Helping Hand' booklet on how to be green in Ceridigion.01790 633395

CeridigionSustainability roadshow at agricultural shows.01790 633395

CeridigionSustainable development training and information day for Councillors29 August01790 633395

CeridigionSustainable development questionnaire to Council staff and members, to generate action plans.01790 633395

CeredigionLaunch of Local Biodiversity Action Plan4 Sept01545 572137

ConwyWildlife Week at RSPB, Llandudno Junction24 August to 1 Sept01492 575123

FlintshireGreen Fair and Farmers Market - including walks, competitions, story telling, exhibitions, cookery demonstrations, recycling and much more.15 Sept.01352 703217

FlintshireThe World of Bats bat walk29 August01352 719177

FlintshireTowering Trees childrens activity1st Sept.01244 814931

GwyneddLaunch of Council Environmental Strategy01286 679233

GwyneddCar sharing and Bike to work day01286 679233

GwyneddFair Trade and Energy exhibitions in Council offices01286 679233

GwyneddBiodiversity Stall28 August01287 679381

Merthyr TydfilBiodiversity Stall at County Show26 August01685 725253

MonmouthshirePrimary schools competition on 'Farming for the Future'Summer term, prizegiving 12 July01633 644108

MonmouthshireMonmouth Show - visit the 'Planet Pledge' stand in the Countryside tent22 August01291 691160

MonmouthshireAbergavenny Farmers Market22 August01873 860271

MonmouthshireChepstow Farmers Market24 August01600 712611

MonmouthshireBats in the Battlements, Caldicot Castle25 August01291 425641

MonmouthshireMonmouth Farmers Market28 August01600 712611

MonmouthshireLooking After the Planet children's event, Caldicot Castle28 August01291 425641

MonmouthshireStep Out Caldicot! Summer BBQ28 August01633 644108

MonmouthshireStorytelling, activities and carving at Old Station, Tintern29 August01291 689566

MonmouthshireReach for the Summit sustainable development workshop31 August01633 644108

MonmouthshireAbergavenny Horticultural Show1 Sept01873 853766

MonmouthshireWalking along the Monnow - 11 miles1 Sept01633 644858

MonmouthshireCounty Hall Sustainability Week 26 August to 4 Sept01633 644843

MonmouthshireOur Planet, Our Future - summit and prizegiving for youth groups28 Sept01633 644108

Neath Port TalbotWater and Woodland exploration at the Gnoll26 to 28 August01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotPoetry Hit Squad at the Gnoll28 August01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotWoodland Exploration at Cwm du Glen Woodland, with Howie Watkins29 August01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotGames from around the world, with Dynamix29 to 31 August01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotLooking for Leeches at Pany-y-Sais Fen30 August01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotBat watch at Aberdulais Falls30 August01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotEnvironmental activities at Afan Argoed Countryside Centre1 Sept01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotExplore the shore and dunes at Baglan with Howie Watkins01639 764277

Neath Port TalbotHunting for Alien species in Port Talbot3 Sept01639 764277

NewportFestival of Wildlife, Tredegar House26 August01547 530645

PembrokeshireSummer Evening Walk29 August01239


Rhondda Cynon TaffGardening for Wildlife Awards28 August01443 484407

Snowdonia National Park Europarcs 2002 Conference (Sustainable development in the protected landscapes of Europe)2 - 6 October01766 772257

Snowdonia National ParkBeddgelert Sustainability Fair 'Golwg2020Vision'28 - 29 Sept01766 772257

Snowdonia National ParkLaunch of Dormouse Project30 August

SwanseaNocturnal Walk, Bishops Wood Woodland Centre27 August01792 361703

SwanseaEnvironmental Art, Bishops Wood Woodland Centre31 August01792 361703

SwanseaWorld Summit Swansea3 - 4 December01792 635198

TorfaenBat Hunt at Pontymoile basin25 August01633 648308

TorfaenPond dipping at Greenmeadow Farm27 August01633 648308

TorfaenLaunch of LBAP28 August01633 648308

TorfaenCounty Hall Sustainability Week 26 August to 4 Sept01633 648604

TorfaenLaunch of Recycling Exemplar Project25 -26 Sept01633 648378

Vale of GlamChildren's Event at Cosmeston Lakes28 August02920 701678

Vale of GlamBat Walk at Cosmeston Lakes31 August02920 701678

Vale of GlamCounty Show stall incl. biodiversity and composting, and voting for special plant and animal species for the Vale28 August02920 673092

Vale of GlamCar free day at Council offices02920 673092

Vale of GlamNewspaper pull out section02920 673092

Vale of GlamFair Trade Directory02920 673092

WrexhamGarden Party at Millennium Eco-Centre27 August01979 292514

WrexhamLA21 Forum public meeting to discuss JoburgLate Sept01978 297018

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