6/6/23 Derek Walker

“Urgent CCC report calls for faster and smarter work on the climate emergency,” says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales says the Climate Change Committee’s findings that Welsh Government is not on track to meet its climate emissions targets make ‘urgent’ reading.

30/3/23 Derek Walker

New Future Generations Commissioner reflects on first month as the new guardian for people in Wales not yet born

Imagine a person born 50 or 100 years into the future - how is their life going to be made worse or better by what you do today?


‘Not enough action is being taken to prevent damage to our rivers’, says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Derek Walker.

“The increase in some intensive farming practices is one of many serious and direct threats to our rivers in Wales, which are deteriorating at an alarming rate; and a growing...

1/3/23 Derek Walker

New Future Generations Commissioner calls for ‘urgent and transformational change’ as he takes up post on St David’s Day

Wales’ new champion for the future of the nation is using his first day in the job to call for “urgent and transformational change” to improve people’s lives now and...


Another step in the right direction for future generations

We are very pleased to see the Welsh Government publish this important report today accepting the recommendations of the Roads Review Panel which we supported. We thank them and Dr...

24/1/23 Private: 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 Private: 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 Private: 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 Private: 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 Private: 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.

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