News & Press Releases

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 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...

Calling all the Zero Heroes

13/4/17 Eurgain Powell

Ten years ago the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) launched a pioneering report – Zero carbon Britain – showing that we have the technology and solutions to reduce our carbon...

Future Generations Commissioner makes Hay on Wye debut

13/6/16 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, the newly appointed Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will take to the stage at this year’s Hay Festival. The session on June 3rd at 7pm on the Starlight...

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...

Calls for evidence on decarbonisation and carbon budgets

1/8/17 Sophie Howe

The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires you to use the five ways of working to maximise your contribution to the seven well-being goals – a number of which relate to climate...

Future Generations Newsletter

3/10/18 Sophie Howe

We are delighted to share with you our first newsletter.

Cardiff Local Development Plans

19/1/17 Sophie Howe

Following recent debate around the Cardiff Local Development Plans, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner has explained the advice that she

Future transport in the capital city – guest blog by Councillor Caro Wild


Cardiff is a really exciting place at the moment. We have a young and fast-growing city, with jobs being created, houses being built and a billion pounds worth of regional...

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...

City Deal can be a better deal for Future Generations

15/12/16 Sophie Howe

Failing to put low carbon as a central pillar of the Cardiff City Deal programme would be both environmentally and economically irresponsible,” says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Climate change – our obligations to future generations

10/11/16 Sophie Howe

What I’ve learnt about climate change since becoming Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, earlier this year, is quite simply frightening. There is no doubt that it’s the greatest challenge facing...