Press Releases

Future Generations Commissioner welcomes moves to reduce M4 congestion with public and active travel

16/7/20 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed plans to improve public transport to reduce traffic on the M4- but says more needs to be done to retain the numbers...

Scrapped M4 Relief Road cash must be used to fund green recovery, says Future Generations Commissioner

14/7/20 Sophie Howe

Wales must have full borrowing powers from Westminster to build a green recovery, says the Future Generations Commissioner.

Black Lives Matter

3/6/20 Sophie Howe

I support the Black Lives Matter movement and show solidarity with the protest against racism all over the world. 

Statement following the Supplementary Budget

28/5/20 Sophie Howe

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.

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

26/5/20 Sophie Howe

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. 

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

13/5/20 Sophie Howe

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

Statement on the Future Generations Report 2020

13/5/20 Sophie Howe

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

Section 20 Review of procurement practices within the Welsh public sector

17/3/20 Sophie Howe

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.

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

24/2/20 Sophie Howe

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.

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

18/12/19 Sophie Howe

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...