Media Releases

New spend in health must be invested in approaches to preventative action

23/4/18 Sophie Howe

"In Wales it has already been recognised that tackling adverse childhood experiences is one of the biggest challenges facing public services now and in the future. For every 100 adults in...

The Impact of AI in Welsh Constituencies

20/4/18 Sophie Howe

Where will automation hit hardest?

Lord Bird, Founder of The Big Issue, urges Wales to continue to do more to prevent poverty

19/4/18 Sophie Howe

Prevention and inclusion: lessons for tackling poverty took place at the Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales.

Comisiynydd Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol Cymru yn galw ar Awdurdodau Lleol i roi’r gorau i danwydd ffosil

29/3/18 Sophie Howe

Gydag £1bn o fuddsoddiadau Cronfeydd Pensiwn yng Nghymru’n cael ei wario ar gwmnïau sy’n seiliedig ar ynni ffosil, mae Comisiynydd Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol Cymru yn galw ar Awdurdodau Lleol i ddangos...

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

29/3/18 Sophie Howe

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...

Update on the application of the Well-being of Future Generations Act to environmental permitting decisions

23/3/18 Sophie Howe

Update on application of the Well-being of Future Generations Act to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) environmental permitting decisions

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

22/3/18 Sophie Howe

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

Cardiff Transport Green Paper

21/3/18 Sophie Howe

In response to Cardiff Council's Transport Green Paper, published Wednesday, 21 March and the start of a city-wide conversation on big ideas that could shape the future of Cardiff's transport...

Update: Planning and Local Development Plans

21/3/18 Sophie Howe

Following on from a previous statement on Cardiff’s Local Development Plans, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales explains ongoing work in response to correspondence around planning issues.

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales seeks clarity on environmental permitting decisions

13/2/18 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has written to Natural Resources Wales to ask them demonstrate how the Well-being of Future Generations Act is being applied the during the...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Auditor General for Wales and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

15/12/17 Sophie Howe

Huw Vaughan-Thomas, Auditor General for Wales and Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales have today published a Memorandum of Understanding, which sets out how they will cooperate on their...

Future Generations Commissioner warns against dangerous precedent

13/9/17 Sophie Howe

"A dangerous precedent could be set if arguments presented in the M4 inquiry misinterpret the Well-being of Future Generations Act and undermine the spirt and purpose of the Act," says...