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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.

12/10/20 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner launches major study into basic income and shorter week

Wales could be the test ground for a pioneering initiative to give citizens a basic income from the government and a shorter working week.

9/10/20 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales joins Pope Francis, Chris Hemsworth, and Other Notable Speakers at the First-Ever Free TED Conference

Sophie Howe, will join Prince William, Pope Francis, Al Gore, and over 50 notable speakers at the first ever free TED conference this Saturday.

7/8/20 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner calls for a Basic Income pilot for creatives

The Future Generations Commissioner is calling for a Creative Universal Basic Income to pay artists a basic living allowance and help Wales recover from the pandemic

5/8/20

Kindness in Public Services

Recently the Future Generations Commissioner called for the Welsh Government to instil the value of “kindness” at every level of government and public policy in order to meet the requirements of...