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28/5/20 Sophie Howe

Statement following the Supplementary Budget

In response to the Supplementary Budget announced by Welsh Government today, I recognise there is an enormous challenge to face in dealing with the immediate COVID-19 crisis.

26/5/20 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner urges Welsh Government to deliver on a green recovery budget

Sophie Howe says we have  a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to reset Wales’ economy and is calling for “visionary ideas and transformative investment” in the nation’s recovery plan. 

13/5/20 Sophie Howe

Urgent Universal Basic Income, a four-day week and a well-being economy – Future Generations Commissioner’s plan to reshape Wales after coronavirus

Wales urgently needs a Universal Basic Income to help the country deal with the effects of COVID-19, Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe says.

13/5/20 Sophie Howe

Statement on the Future Generations Report 2020

I am pleased to be publishing the first Future Generations Report.

17/3/20 Sophie Howe

Section 20 Review of procurement practices within the Welsh public sector

On March 9th, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales triggered a Section 20 Review into the procurement practices of nine public bodies in Wales.

24/2/20 Sophie Howe

Future-proof your planning with easy-to-use tool

A new easy-to-use guide will help public bodies to think and plan better for the long-term, by keeping a clear vision and taking future trends into account.

18/12/19 Sophie Howe

Budget shows signs of improvement but is some way off the investment needed to tackle the climate and nature crisis says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the Welsh Government’s budget published yesterday but says the Government is still not comprehensively demonstrating how spending is meeting the climate emergency...

10/12/19 Sophie Howe

First delegates of the Future Generations Leadership Academy announced

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is pleased to announce the names of the first cohort of young people to participate in the Future Generations Leadership Academy.

21/11/19

Fair and Ethical Sustainable Christmas

At this time of year, there is a lot of pressure on us to buy gifts for those that we love, and we want to make it special. But have...

8/11/19 Sophie Howe

Welsh Government must come clean on how their spending reflects the climate emergency they declared says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Following Welsh Government’s publication of an update to the Welsh Infrastructure Investment Plan, Monday, 4th November, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to publish...

22/10/19 Sophie Howe

Welsh leaders to attend One Young World global forum for the first time

Young leaders from all over the world will come together in London this week to discuss some of the biggest global issues facing future generations. From climate change to education...

21/10/19 Sophie Howe

Our obsession with exams is failing to equip young people with the right skills for the future, says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Education fit for the Future A White Paper For discussion Produced by Professor Calvin Jones in collaboration with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

8/10/19 Sophie Howe

Public Services Boards must rise to the challenge of decision-making for future generations

"Public Services Boards must rise to challenge of decision-making for future generations and the Welsh Government must raise their level of support and ambition for them to do so", said...

26/9/19 Nick Witts

The Media Must up its Game on Climate Change

Stories about climate events are becoming more common across our news channels. Floods, migration, crop failures, public health – the impact of climate change is wide and varied. Perhaps this...

24/9/19 Sophie Howe

Public bodies in Wales are failing to innovate towards a prosperous Wales

Almost a quarter of people are living in poverty in Wales, only 1% of apprenticeships in Wales are filled by disabled people and future working trends suggest that 65% of...

20/9/19 Sophie Howe

Wales is failing to fund a climate emergency

“We have recently declared a climate emergency in Wales but are failing to take the action at the scale or pace needed to meet our carbon emission targets. The impact...

16/9/19 Sophie Howe

Health spending must shift to preventative care to tackle health inequality in Wales

In response to the World Health Organisation ‘Healthy, prosperous lives for all’ published Thursday, 12th September, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said: