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Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

The Future Generations Commissioner role, was established by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 - a pioneering piece of legislation which is unique to Wales

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Future Generations Commissioner for Wales announces paid leave for staff fleeing domestic abuse

To mark International Women’s Day, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has announced a new staff policy that provides support and paid leave to staff who are victims of domestic abuse so that they can leave the abuse and secure safe accommodation.

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Urgent action needed to protect communities from climate change

Stronger, more focused action is needed to protect communities in Wales from the risks of Climate Change, says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

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Commissioner challenges plans for £1.1bn M4 relief road

Proposals to build a Β£1.1bn road to ease congestion on the M4 fail to set out how it will meet the needs of our future generations who will be burdened with paying for it,” says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

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A Fit for the Future Programme for Government

We have the opportunity to create a better Wales for current and future generations.

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Working together to build the Wales we want

In my role as the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, I have found an increasing interest over the last 6 months, from different sectors and indeed different countries to the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the work of our Office.

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Back to the Future with Magor & Undy Walkway Station

When MAGOR was launched on 14th March 2013, the group realised from the outset the enormity of the tasks facing them. The first challenge was to get the walkway concept and business plans agreed and funded by governments and the rail industry.

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Commissioner urges Welsh Government to create a system focused on well-being by investing in preventative social care

Commissioner urges Government create a system focused on well-being by investing in preventative care

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

β€œPublic 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 the many ways we tell our stories, celebrate, remember the past, entertain ourselves, and imagine the future. Our creative expression helps define who we are, and helps us see the world through the eyes of others."

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