Press Releases

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...

First delegates of the Future Generations Leadership Academy announced

10/12/19 Sophie Howe

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.

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

8/11/19 Sophie Howe

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...

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

22/10/19 Sophie Howe

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...

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

21/10/19 Sophie Howe

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