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Climate Change and Biodiversity

Boiler upgrade scheme

The scheme provides up to £6,000 for small businesses to cover part of the cost to install a heat pump or biomass boiler.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme - GreenEconomy.Wales

Green Business Loans Scheme

Aimed at Welsh businesses to decarbonise Loans between £1,000 - £1,500,000.

Green Business Loan Scheme - Dev Bank (

SWEA - Business Energy Services

Severn Wye Energy Agency provides the advice and action plans you need to identify all your opportunities for improvement - and make the right changes at the right time for your business.

Business Energy Services - Severn Wye

Green Economy Wales

Green Economy Wales provides a fact based, independent and impartial news and collaboration platform providing businesses with funding, training, events and decarbonisation news across Wales.

Website coverage will uncover the opportunities for businesses, highlight the barriers holding back progress, whilst providing a high value educational and informative experience for businesses, government and a variety of industry bodies throughout Wales.

Green Economy Wales

Energy Savings Trust - advice for businesses

Energy Savings Trust provide insight, advice, training and consultancy services to communities, local authorities, government and businesses on home energy efficiency, low carbon transport, and renewable energy generation.

Advice for businesses and local authorities - Energy Saving Trust

Powys County Council Climate Change Information

Powys County Council declared a climate emergency on 24th September 2020.  This included an ambition to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero, in line with the Welsh public sector target of 2030.

What is the Council doing on Climate Change?

Powys County Council biodiversity page

The landscape and wildlife are part of an ecosystem that provide us with fresh water, food and fuel as well as income from tourism and opportunities for leisure, recreation and education. The services provided by nature are known as ecosystem services, healthy resilient ecosystems depend on biodiversity.

Biodiversity in Powys

Environment Act (2016) Wales

The Environment Act (2016) Wales is legislation to support the environment detailing how public organisations have a duty to maintain and enhance biodiversity.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations Development Programme (

Business Wales

Business Wales provides specialist advice to running and growing a business.

Homepage | Business Wales (

Net Zero Skills Programme

The Flexible Skills Programme is a training grant, available to all employers in Wales, that wish to purchase training courses from third party training providers in order for them to meet their business's upskilling objectives. "We want to help businesses grow by providing training support to upskill and reskill their workforce in net zero skills.  This will enable them to reach future markets and respond to a fast changing economy." Funding from the Welsh Government is supported up to the value of 50% of the overall eligible training costs.

Flexible Skills Programme | Business Wales Skills Gateway (

Electric vehicle (EV) Grant for Staff and Fleet

This grant is for small and medium sized businesses to fund the cost of wider building and installation work that's needed to install multiple ChargePoint sockets. The work can be for sockets you want to install now or in the future. This grant can cover works such as wiring and posts. The grant covers 75% of the cost of the work, up to a maximum of £15,000.

Electric vehicle infrastructure grant for staff and fleets - GOV-UK Find a grant (

Carbon Literacy training

Carbon Literacy Training aims to provide the knowledge required to create a positive shift in how we all live, work, and behave in order to address climate change.

Home - The Carbon Literacy Project

Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

Workplace Charging Scheme: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (

Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan

The Powys Nature Partnership have created the Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan which details the local action needed to restore nature in Powys. Members of the Partnership are now committed to working towards delivering the plan.

Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan

State of Nature Report - Wales

An updated State of Nature Report for Wales was published in 2023. The report outlines how nature has changed over the last 50 years. The report shows that many species are in decline and 18% of species in Wales are at risk of extinction.

State of Nature Report

Wales Biodiversity Partnership

The Wales Biodiversity Partnership consists of organisations across Wales working together to aid nature. There are 25 Local Nature Partnerships in Wales that are members. On their website you can find lots of information about what you can do to help nature.

Wales Biodiversity Partnership - Home (

Workplace recycling policy

From 6 April 2024, it will become law for all businesses, charities and public sector organisations to sort their waste for recycling.

It also applies to all waste and recycling collectors and processors who manage household-like waste from workplaces.

The Welsh Government is introducing this law to improve the quality and quantity of how we collect and separate waste.

Workplace recycling | GOV.WALES