B1.14.8 Natural Resources Wales

A new government body was launched in April 2013 to manage the natural environment in Wales. Natural Resources Wales brings together three previously separate organisations – Forestry Commission Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales and the Environment Agency Wales.

Natural Resources Wales has a broad remit, and is required to deal with energy and fuel supply, provision of jobs and income, the threats of climate change and flooding and improving people’s health and wellbeing.  The idea of having one overall body for Wales is to render this achievable through more effective and efficient use of resources.

Further information is available here: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/?lang=en