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26/11/21 Sophie Howe

New report reveals Universal Basic Income in Wales would cut poverty in half

Poverty in Wales would be halved if Welsh Government commits to a progressive Universal Basic Income (UBI), according to a major study commissioned by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales,...

18/11/21

“After Black History Month – let’s make sure 2021 is the year that what we’ve learned really sticks”

And although many things have changed since growing up as a mixed-race kid in Cardiff in the 80s, I feel there is a great deal to improve upon - and...

12/11/21 Sophie Howe

Don’t ignore culture in climate recovery, warns the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Culture is a powerful tool for fighting climate change, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will say today at COP 26.

10/11/21 Sophie Howe

Wales leading the way with Future Generations Legislation – UN plans to adopt Welsh Approach

Wales is leading the way to protect future generations, the United Nations has said.

1/11/21 Sophie Howe

Commissioner at COP26

Wales has a huge story to tell at COP26 – our Well-being of Future Generations Act.

28/10/21

Black History Month: “I believe it’s important to remember that we, as Black people, don’t need to wait for one month out of the year – we can be celebrating each other at any time.”

“All my life I have wanted to become a doctor, however in my second year of studies, when I started plugging myself in to different communities and meeting different people...

22/10/21

Black History Month: “I felt that if we sit and watch the television and shout when we see injustice, it doesn’t help anyone. If you go out and put your head above the parapet, then a little change makes things better for people.”

“I grew up in Conway in St Lucia, and I had the most wonderful childhood - growing up in the Caribbean - playing ‘Ticky Tock’ with these nice little stones,...

17/10/21

Black History Month: “There is so much Black history that people just don’t know – it’s time to start learning.”

We’re celebrating Black History Month #proudtobe with stories from Black people across Wales on lessons Black history can teach us about the future.  Here, Jessica Dunrod, 32, author, translator, and education and inclusion consultant, from...

8/10/21

Black History Month: “People of the Caribbean have a deep history with agriculture that is often overlooked.”

“I’ve always had a love for nature, and I gravitated towards it. Nature taught me what society wasn’t willing to."

1/10/21 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Response to Welsh Government’s Well-being of Wales Report

"The Well-being of Wales Report is Welsh Government’s assessment of whether they are making progress against the seven national well-being goals set in law by the Well-being of Future Generations...

22/7/21 Sophie Howe

Wales needs to explore paying everyone a basic income – open letter to First Minister

Wales should explore paying everyone a basic income to study how it could improve lives for generations in the future, the First Minister is being urged.

12/7/21 Sophie Howe

We can end fuel poverty with £15bn retrofit investment plan for our homes, says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Fuel poverty could be eradicated in Wales by 2030 if Welsh Government commits to a long-term plan to improve the efficiency of our homes, says the Future Generations Commissioner for...

7/7/21 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales asks for explanation into road freeze exemptions

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, has asked Welsh Government to explain how decisions are being made on Wales’ road-building freeze exemptions.

30/6/21

Pressure mounts on UK Government to follow Welsh Government and back the Well-being of Future Generations Bill

More than two thirds of the public want the Government to consider future generations in policy-making – according to new research - and the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is...