Press Releases

Building Back Creatively: A Poet in Residence for the Future

10/2/21 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, in collaboration with Literature Wales and Wales Arts International, is announcing an exciting opportunity for an emerging poet to bring the Well-being...

Next Welsh Government budget is an opportunity for a green and just recovery from the pandemic

20/1/21 Sophie Howe

I recognise the significant challenges that the Welsh Government has faced in the past year, and it is positive that the draft budget for 2021-22, published in December 2020, emphasises...

Our Response to the Green Recovery Task and Finish group report

3/12/20 Sophie Howe

The variety of measures presented in this report challenge Welsh Government and others to put their words into action as they demonstrate their commitment to a Green Recovery.

Green spaces are important – that’s why we’re asking Welsh Government to ensure people can access nature within a four-minute walk

2/12/20 Sophie Howe

People in Wales should be able to access nature four minutes from where they live, the Future Generations Commissioner is announcing during National Tree Week.

Response to M4 report findings: Building future communities with clean, affordable and accessible transport

26/11/20 Sophie Howe

“The debate around the future of the chronically congested M4 has been too much about the needs of the car and not enough about the needs of the people of...

Domestic abuse survivors at Future Generations Wales will get financial support to leave an abusive relationship

25/11/20 Sophie Howe

People working for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will be able to receive cash support to escape an abusive relationship, it is announced today.

Better public transport and ‘major reduction’ in emissions plan welcomed by Future Generations Commissioner

18/11/20 Sophie Howe

A new transport vision for Wales’ future that prioritises public transport and active travel is a positive step towards shifting the nation’s travel habits, says Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe.

‘Don’t let young people down’, says Future Generations Commissioner as she launches Manifesto for the Future with 11-17-year-olds from Wales, and urges politicians to act now on climate and inequality

19/10/20 Sophie Howe

Wales’ political parties must act now on the urgent priorities of the nation’s young people, the world’s first Future Generations Commissioner has warned.