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City Deal can be a better deal for Future Generations

Failing to put low carbon as a central pillar of the Cardiff City Deal programme would be both environmentally and economically irresponsible,โ€ says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

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Welsh Government budget must signal a change in direction to reset our economy

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed deep structural inequalities in our economy and society including wage poverty, health inequalities, racial disparities, food poverty, job insecurity and imbalances in quality of housing. At the same time climate and ecological breakdown is escalating, and we risk exacerbating all of these challenges if we go back to the way things were.

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Procurement

Public bodies in Wales spend over ยฃ6 billion each year procuring a range of goods, services and works; this represents nearly a third of total devolved Welsh annual expenditure, and it is estimated that over the next decade Welsh public services will spend over ยฃ60 billion.

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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations Act gives us the encouragement, the permission and the statutory obligation to make the changes needed to improve our social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being

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#TransportOctober How we are progressing – It is time to switch to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs)

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It is a common phrase that we use in our office where the second-hand office furniture and โ€˜no plastic cupโ€™ signs welcome visitors.

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Calls for evidence on decarbonisation and carbon budgets

Theย Well-being of Future Generations Actย requires you to use the five ways of working to maximise your contribution to the seven well-being goals โ€“ a number of which relate to climate change and low carbon.

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Meeting Nimrod Wambette during Fairtrade Fortnight Megan Jones-Evans, Deputy Head Girl, Llanfyllin High School, Montgomeryshire

During Fairtrade Fortnight, we, sixth form pupils from Llanfyllin High School were the audience of a Fairtrade assembly ran by Ffion Storer Jones of Montgomeryshire Federation of Young Farmers Club (YFC) and Nimrod Wambette; a Fairtrade coffee farmer from Uganda.

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Commissioner supports call for the arts to be available on prescription by Arts Council of Wales

Alternative models for improving health and well-being is one of the priority areas for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

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#TransportOctober The “joy” of electric cars in rural Wales by Neil Lewis

My wife and I drove UP to the Farm Shop for breakfast in Cross Hands- half the charge had gone-will we be able to get home.... What have I done?

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