The Welsh Government is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Wales, including the economy, health, education, and local government.
The role of the Welsh Government is to exercise functions devolved to it in order to: make decisions on matters which affect people’s daily lives; develop and implement policy; make subordinate legislation (eg regulations and statutory guidance) and propose Welsh laws.
Havard Prosser from the Welsh Government commented that ‘the Welsh Government is keen to strengthen links with other organisations and as a partner of Living with Environmental Change is looking for added value in developing collaborations. The Welsh Government will provide continuing engagement with the Partners’ Board, Partners Support Unit and Knowledge Exchange Board, in particular to provide guidance on research needs.'
The Welsh Government would encourage:
- Strong engagement with the lead organisations for each Living with Environmental Change challenge.
- Living with Environmental Change’s knowledge broker role between organisations (e.g. the UK Flooding Research workshop) which links policy makers with existing research and future priorities
- Regular updates from the partnership of positive outcomes and activities to inform policy colleagues and Ministers, this includes early identification of opportunities for collaboration.