Country Focus

Programme serving everyone living in the countryside and tackling the issues affecting them. With rural, farming and environmental news


Tackling the Climate Emergency

BBC Wales' Environment correspondent, Steffan Messenger takes a look at the issue of climate change. Starting on a positive note he speaks to the Future Generations Commissioner about the opportunity it presents for new green jobs in Wales. We speak to 21 year old, Brittany Roberts from Rhyl who will be travelling to the G7 meeting in Cornwall, representing the Catholic international development charity CAFOD who say they want to see a global green recovery from the pandemic that includes all nations. The Size of Wales charity gets a new chair - Carwyn Jones, Wales' former first minister, says tackling climate change needs to become the world's top priority. Wales’ first carbon-funded peatland restoration project at Bwlch y Groes on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park is completed following validation under the new Peatland Code. Finally, a warning that Landslides in the Brecon Beacons are themselves a "canary in the coal mine" on climate change