'Embed sustainable development in all decisions', says Auditor General
|Sustainable development and business decision making in the Welsh Assembly Government - click here to download the report|
The Assembly Government still needs to improve the way it makes key decisions if it is to achieve a sustainable Wales and fulfil the aspirations set out in its One Wales: One Planet scheme, published last year.
The Welsh Assembly Government is one of only a few governments in the world to have a legal duty to promote sustainable development and it has complied with the legal requirements set out in the Government of Wales Act 2006. According to the Assembly Government's sustainable development scheme - One Wales: One Planet - sustainable development means enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities, achieving a better quality of life for existing and future generations.
The Auditor General's report, published today, found that while much has been achieved, there is still more to be done. The Assembly Government has introduced a range of tools and approaches to promote sustainable development and has sponsored a wide range of projects, such as its school meal procurement initiative Appetite for Life; education for sustainable development and global citizenship; NHS Wales' Healthy Sustainable Wales project and sustainability indicators for Wales.