For over three decades, SEF has been initiating, developing and managing a range of innovative projects, usually in collaboration with others. Our current focus is on three main initiatives:

Low Carbon Swansea Bay Network: public, private and voluntary organisations in South West Wales working together to reduce carbon emissions. This initiative supports knowledge-sharing and collaboration through regular training and networking events, site visits and access to online resources. For information see the LCSB website HERE.

Swansea Community Green Spaces Project: providing practical advice and support to enable communities to have greater involvement in the development, management and use of local green spaces. Visit the project website and online toolkit HERE. The coordination of this partnership project is in the process of being transferred to The Environment Centre.

Climate Action and Nature Recovery Programme: supporting partners to address the climate and nature emergencies through four areas of work which aim to inspire, encourage, support and enable action:

  • Workstream 1: Targeting Transport – promoting policies and actions to reduce carbon emissions from travel and transport within the Swansea area e.g. working with 4theRegion on a regional transport conference; working with Public Health Wales and other partners to develop a Swansea Bay Healthy Travel Charter; and collaborating with Swansea CVS and others on a project to support Community-led Sustainable Transport Solutions.
  • Workstream 2: Solutions for All – gathering and promoting proven and replicable solutions for climate action and nature recovery e.g. working with VocalEyes to develop an effective online resource –
  • Workstream 3. Progress through Partnership – assisting and influencing partner organisations through projects, events, action planning and policy development e.g. supporting Swansea Council develop plans to meet the 2050 net zero carbon target and supporting the emerging Swansea CAN (Climate Action Network) coalition.
  • Workstream 4. Awareness and Engagement – working with partners such as The Environment Centre to organise inspiring and informative talks, discussions and events related to climate action and nature recovery and to support the sharing of knowledge and ideas between organisations, communities and the public.

Sustainable food systems is another theme that SEF is currently prioritising through its support for the Bwyd Abertawe food partnership, and working with 4theRegion on promoting sustainable food systems at a regional level.

Previous projects of Swansea Environmental Forum include setting up the successful Environment Centre, producing and managing the Swansea Environment Strategy and coordinating the Sustainable Swansea initiative (not currently operating).

  • For more on the Environment Centre, visit their separate website HERE.
  • For more on the Swansea Environment Strategy, see HERE.