News

10/2/21 Sophie Howe

Building Back Creatively: A Poet in Residence for the Future

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, in collaboration with Literature Wales and Wales Arts International, is announcing an exciting opportunity for an emerging poet to bring the Well-being...

20/1/21 Sophie Howe

Next Welsh Government budget is an opportunity for a green and just recovery from the pandemic

I recognise the significant challenges that the Welsh Government has faced in the past year, and it is positive that the draft budget for 2021-22, published in December 2020, emphasises...

16/12/20

If 2020 has shown that we can live our lives closer to home, how can we lock in the benefits for future generations?

The announcement back in March this year that the UK was going into lockdown was a shock to us all and created significant challenges as we navigated a new world...

3/12/20 Sophie Howe

Our Response to the Green Recovery Task and Finish group report

The variety of measures presented in this report challenge Welsh Government and others to put their words into action as they demonstrate their commitment to a Green Recovery.

2/12/20 Sophie Howe

Green spaces are important – that’s why we’re asking Welsh Government to ensure people can access nature within a four-minute walk

People in Wales should be able to access nature four minutes from where they live, the Future Generations Commissioner is announcing during National Tree Week.

26/11/20 Sophie Howe

Response to M4 report findings: Building future communities with clean, affordable and accessible transport

“The debate around the future of the chronically congested M4 has been too much about the needs of the car and not enough about the needs of the people of...

25/11/20 Sophie Howe

Domestic abuse survivors at Future Generations Wales will get financial support to leave an abusive relationship

People working for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will be able to receive cash support to escape an abusive relationship, it is announced today.

18/11/20 Sophie Howe

Better public transport and ‘major reduction’ in emissions plan welcomed by Future Generations Commissioner

A new transport vision for Wales’ future that prioritises public transport and active travel is a positive step towards shifting the nation’s travel habits, says Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe.

19/10/20 Sophie Howe

‘Don’t let young people down’, says Future Generations Commissioner as she launches Manifesto for the Future with 11-17-year-olds from Wales, and urges politicians to act now on climate and inequality

Wales’ political parties must act now on the urgent priorities of the nation’s young people, the world’s first Future Generations Commissioner has warned.

13/10/20 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner and Cardiff University join forces

The Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and Cardiff University have formally joined forces to work on shared strategic goals.