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Head of WWF Cymru, Anne Meikle, said:

As the new government starts its work, we remind Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers of the golden opportunity they have to deliver a sustainable future for Wales.

"Nowhere else in the world has a law like the Well-being of Future Generations Act, so transformational change is needed throughout government to make its vision a reality. Carwyn Jones must show bold leadership in this effort to change the way government thinks and acts, prioritising the needs of future generations in all its decisions.

"Achieving this important culture change throughout government requires everyone in the Cabinet to take a good, hard look at their work areas. Each Cabinet Secretary and Minister must identify the things that will spur on - and be barriers to - change in their departments.

"The commitment to establishing a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales is particularly welcome. In order to reduce emissions, create jobs, and tackle fuel poverty, it's essential that the Commission ensures everyone in Wales has a warm and energy-efficient home, by rolling-out an up-scaled retrofitting programme as an Infrastructure Priority.

"This is no small task, but it's one that our children and grandchildren cannot afford for the new government to shirk. We look forward to working with the new government to help make that happen."

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Notes to editors

WWF-UK Ambassador and former Environment Minister Jane Davidson recently wrote for the IWA's Click on Wales blog about the change needed across government to deliver sustainability. Read more: http://www.clickonwales.org/2016/05/why-the-uk-cant-afford-to-lose-wale….

Read our full set of asks of the new Welsh Government at www.wwf.wales/manifesto.

About WWF
WWF is one of the world's largest independent conservation organisations, with more than five million supporters and a global network active in more than one hundred countries. Through our engagement with the public, businesses and government, we focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive. Find out more about our work, past and present at wwf.org.uk.

For more information please contact:
Cerith Rhys Jones
Media and Campaigns Officer, WWF Cymru
cjones@wwf.org.uk / +44 (0) 29 2053 8508 / +44 (0) 7909 997 846"