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Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Local Authorities to divest from fossil fuels

With £1bn of Pension Funds investment in Wales being spent on fossil fuel based companies, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Local Authorities to demonstrate how climate risk is being incorporated into their current and future fund's investment strategy.

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#Skills - Geography: It’s Importance in Today’s World - Maddie Emery

As we continue our work exploring the skills we will need for the future, we asked Whitchurch High School student, Maddie Emery, about her favourite school topic and why it’s important to her. As Maddie makes important decisions around university courses and writes her personal statement, we asked her to share her thoughts on what she wants to study in the future and why… Geography: It’s Importance in Today’s World

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It is an undeniable truth that we are failing to tackle climate change quickly enough says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

n response to the Extinction Rebellion Cardiff five-day protest to highlight the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

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Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, welcomes the news that all new road building projects in Wales are being paused by Welsh Government

“This is a huge step in the right direction for the healthier, resilient and more equal Wales and shows the difference having a Well-being of Future Generations Act makes."

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#ACEsDecember Putting ACEs front and centre with the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Last week saw the start of my six-month secondment with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. The aim of my time here is to build on some of the work I’ve been doing with the housing sector in Wales, as well as supporting some wider work of the team.

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

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 its carbon impact assessments to evidence how they are taking steps to tackle the climate emergency.

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Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on public bodies to turn words into action and start delivering real changes

Public bodies in Wales must become more ambitious and adventurous and provide better clarity on how they are meeting their obligations under the Well-being of Future Generations Act, says Sophie Howe in a new report published today.

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Future Generations Commissioner launches major study into basic income and shorter week

Wales could be the test ground for a pioneering initiative to give citizens a basic income from the government and a shorter working week.

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Skills through Crisis: Upskilling and (Re)Training for a Green Recovery in Wales

In collaboration with the New Economics Foundation and building on research undertaken by the Wales TUC, I have published analysis showing the potential of investment in green jobs and skills for a prosperous, green and equal recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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