Welsh Parliament Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee Consultation on priorities for the Sixth Senate (2021-26)

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the invitation from the newly established Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee to contribute to its consultation on priorities for the next five years.

RFG notes that in setting up the new Climate Change Department the Welsh Government has recognised the centrality of climate policies to its whole agenda and is fully committed to the introduction of measures to deliver on its stretching targets for, inter alia, decarbonisation and improved air quality.

However, it is clear that in the transport field the Welsh Government’s focus is on passenger movements and as a result, for example, the only reference to “freight” in the letter from the Ministers dated 30 July, under the heading of Transport, is to repeat the commitment in Llwybr Newydd – The Wales Transport Strategy to develop a freight and logistics delivery plan.

Download the full consultation here.