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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

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:

3/9/19 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner – August Newsletter

We know we can’t tackle the challenges facing our future with the solutions we relied on in the past. Especially when those very ways of working often are what have...

21/8/19

#Skills – Geography: It’s Importance in Today’s World – Maddie Emery

As we continue our work exploring the skills we will need for the future, we asked Whitchurch High School student, Maddie Emery, about her favourite school topic and why it’s...

9/8/19 Sophie Howe

Culture and Welsh language is essential to help tackle Wales’ biggest challenges

“Public services, as the largest employer in Wales, have a huge contribution to make in developing and enhancing cultural well-being. Culture is the lifeblood of a vibrant society, expressed in...

1/8/19 Sophie Howe

A score for the well-being goals

On the week of the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff, we’re celebrating how sport can bring together people of all ages, from all backgrounds.

30/7/19 Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales – July Newsletter

As the summer holidays begin and many of us look forward to spending time with our own future generations, we’re reminded of just what well-being really means; spending time with...

30/7/19 Sophie Howe

Public sector must stop funding climate change say Welsh organisations and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Friends of the Earth Cymru, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and other environment, development and trade union groups are calling on all public sector bodies in Wales to stop investing...

19/7/19 Sophie Howe

Cardiff Council vote to divest pensions from fossil fuels is part of a growing movement in Wales

In response to Cardiff Council's vote to divest pensions from fossil fuels Thursday, 18th July, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

19/7/19 Sophie Howe

Wales is leading the world on safeguarding the interests of future generations

The world’s first Commissioner whose role it is to act as guardian for future generations, Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales) will be highlighting how Wales’ is leading the...

15/7/19 Sophie Howe

It is an undeniable truth that we are failing to tackle climate change quickly enough says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

n response to the Extinction Rebellion Cardiff five-day protest to highlight the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

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