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The Commissioner is currently the Chair of the Network of Institutions for Future Generations (NIFG).

A collective body of similar Commissioners or bodies with responsibilities for representing the needs of future generations. NIFG includes membership from Israel, Hungary, Norway, Finland, New Zealand and Canada. More information on the Network can be found here

“Sophie Howe as Chair has been instrumental in showcasing the International Network of Institutions for Future Generations (NIFG) in the international arena. This includes with Mr. Yuwang Zhu, Director of Sustainable Development Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Mr Erik Solheim, United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director. Under her leadership members have developed a methodology of sharing best practice in areas of interest, amongst others the Welsh Plant! scheme served as one of the role models for the Hungarian ‘Tree Sibling’ initiative. Institutional engagement with UN Sustainable Development Goals is a common project among many of NIFG members and under her leadership we co-organised an international conference.” – A co-creation towards an institution for Future Generations in the Netherlands” in The Hague in February 2017. Anna Martinez-Zemplén | Secretariat for the Network of Institutions for Future Generation

“Sophie Howe as Chair has been instrumental in showcasing the International Network of Institutions for Future Generations (NIFG) in the international arena. This includes with Mr. Yuwang Zhu, Director of Sustainable Development Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Mr Erik Solheim, United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director. Under her leadership members have developed a methodology of sharing best practice in areas of interest, amongst others the Welsh Plant! scheme served as one of the role models for the Hungarian ‘Tree Sibling’ initiative. Institutional engagement with UN Sustainable Development Goals is a common project among many of NIFG members and under her leadership we co-organised an international conference “A co-creation towards an institution for Future Generations in the Netherlands” in The Hague in February 2017. Anna Martinez-Zemplén | Secretariat for the Network of Institutions for Future Generation

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