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24/1/23 Sophie Howe

Changemaker 100: Future Generations Commissioner marks end of seven-year term by recognising Wales’ changemakers

People making a positive difference to Wales’ present and future are being spotlighted by the first Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, as she comes to the end of her seven-year...

2/12/22 Sophie Howe

Wales – where well-being isn’t just a buzz word, it’s the law – reflects on seven years of its world-leading Future Generations Act

A future-fit curriculum for our children, solar panels saving a hospital £1m a year in electric bills, a road building freeze and hundreds of people receiving a basic income –...

25/11/22 Sophie Howe

Your-turn-ship: Cowshed and Future Generations Commissioner create new placement for underrepresented groups in Wales

Cowshed has joined forces with Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner’s Office to offer more paid opportunities for people experiencing barriers to starting a career in communications because of race, religion, age,...

8/11/22 Sophie Howe

What might the world look like today if every country had a law protecting future generations?

The UK’s first 'guardian of the not-yet-born’ is encouraging other countries at COP27 this week to protect future generations from the climate, nature and cost of living emergencies by law. 

3/11/22 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls for long-term policy ideas to protect against future cost of living emergencies

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales says the Well-being of Future Generations Act should be used to future-proof against further cost of living emergencies.

25/10/22 Sophie Howe

Communities’ voices put centre stage to boost lives of future generations

The voices of some of Wales’ most under-represented communities have been put at the heart of a new way to create climate and nature emergency policy to benefit future generations.

21/10/22 Sophie Howe

UK’s first Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, visiting Dublin to share Welsh learnings on protecting future generations by law

Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner is visiting Dublin, Ireland, this week as both countries share learnings on protecting future generations by law.

4/3/22 Sophie Howe

Ukraine – As a Nation of Sanctuary, Wales needs to ensure that refugees arriving here from all over the world find us a welcoming nation

We are all devastated by the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine and it’s imperative we do everything we possibly can to help those that have been put in such a...

16/2/22 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner’s response to Welsh Government’s UBI trial

“Today’s announcement is an important step forward for care-leavers, and although this is not a full Universal Basic Income, I welcome the Welsh Government’s commitment to this trial.

16/2/22 Sophie Howe

Walking the Talk: Stories of our personal journey – living the change we want to see in others

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is seeking to tender a short-term contract to support the team to package up and communicate examples of our personal journey to ‘walk the talk’...

9/2/22 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner calls for Shorter Working Week trial

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to launch a shorter working week trial.

12/1/22

Request for Proposals: Wales’ Well-being of Future Generations Act – showing what’s possible

As part of our duty to promote the sustainable development principle, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, is seeking an agency to create and deliver a PR campaign...

21/12/21

Inspiring the Well-being champions of the future – the 2021 Future Generations Leadership Academy

After the success of the 2020 pilot academy, the Future Generations Leadership Academy has returned in 2021 to inspire the next generation of Welsh leaders.

17/12/21

Specification: research into the future of governance

This tendering exercise is open to anyone interested in an opportunity to work with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, and who can help us consider what...

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