News & Press Releases

Fair and Ethical Sustainable Christmas

21/11/19 Elen Jones

At this time of year, there is a lot of pressure on us to buy gifts for those that we love, and we want to make it special. But have...

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

8/11/19 Sophie Howe

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...

Welsh leaders to attend One Young World global forum for the first time

22/10/19 Sophie Howe

Young leaders from all over the world will come together in London this week to discuss some of the biggest global issues facing future generations. From climate change to education...

Our obsession with exams is failing to equip young people with the right skills for the future, says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

21/10/19 Sophie Howe

Education fit for the Future A White Paper For discussion Produced by Professor Calvin Jones in collaboration with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Public Services Boards must rise to the challenge of decision-making for future generations

8/10/19 Sophie Howe

"Public Services Boards must rise to challenge of decision-making for future generations and the Welsh Government must raise their level of support and ambition for them to do so", said...

The Media Must up its Game on Climate Change

26/9/19 Nick Witts

Stories about climate events are becoming more common across our news channels. Floods, migration, crop failures, public health – the impact of climate change is wide and varied. Perhaps this...

Public bodies in Wales are failing to innovate towards a prosperous Wales

24/9/19 Sophie Howe

Almost a quarter of people are living in poverty in Wales, only 1% of apprenticeships in Wales are filled by disabled people and future working trends suggest that 65% of...

Wales is failing to fund a climate emergency

20/9/19 Sophie Howe

“We have recently declared a climate emergency in Wales but are failing to take the action at the scale or pace needed to meet our carbon emission targets. The impact...

Health spending must shift to preventative care to tackle health inequality in Wales

16/9/19 Sophie Howe

In response to the World Health Organisation ‘Healthy, prosperous lives for all’ published Thursday, 12th September, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Future Generations Commissioner – August Newsletter

3/9/19 Sophie Howe

We know we can’t tackle the challenges facing our future with the solutions we relied on in the past. Especially when those very ways of working often are what have...

#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...

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

9/8/19 Sophie Howe

“Public 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...