Media Releases

Planning for people’s well-being

11/12/18 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the new Planning Policy Wales, which she along with her team worked with the Welsh Government to ensure that the policy...

This must be a budget that reflects the requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act

24/10/18 Sophie Howe

In response to the Welsh Government’s detailed draft budget published today, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Tough times call for bold decisions on preventative spend

10/10/18 Sophie Howe

In response to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) warning that Welsh councils are at a financial breaking point, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said.

Public bodies in Wales can make a simple change to reduce use of plastic

5/10/18 Sophie Howe

n response to a 48% rise in the purchase of disposable plastic straws by Welsh public bodies over the past five years, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales on the search for a Poet in Residence

4/10/18 Sophie Howe

In collaboration with Literature Wales, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is proud to announce it is looking for a Future Generations Resident Poet; a new and exciting opportunity for...

Future Generations Newsletter

3/10/18 Sophie Howe

We are delighted to share with you our first newsletter.

More progressive decision-making needed to ensure long-term impact on dealing with Wales’ biggest problems

20/9/18 Sophie Howe

Responding to the Welsh Government’s ‘Well-being of Wales’ report published today, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Hinkley Point

14/9/18 Sophie Howe

I have respect for the concerns expressed by local people regarding the disposal of waste from Hinkley Point. This is clearly an emotive subject and I can understand why some...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Welsh Government to be brave in its investment on transport as new report shows lack of ambition in M4 Black route proposal

12/9/18

A new report published today by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe shows how Wales could transform its transport system by investing in public transport, active travel and...

A voice for future generations across the world is crucial says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales at UN summit, New York

12/7/18 Sophie Howe

A voice for future generations across the world is crucial says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales at UN summit, New York

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

28/6/18 Sophie Howe

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

Reviewing public bodies’ annual reports

18/6/18 Sophie Howe

Reviewing public bodies' annual reports