News & Press Releases

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...

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...

Guest blog by Sarah Stone, Executive Director, Samaritans Wales – Local action saves lives


One of the early conversations I had when I first joined Samaritans was with an organisation with which we were working in partnership to train staff and raise awareness.

Guest Blog by Sian Tomos, Arts Council of Wales – Investing in our artists is investing in our future


As I write, President Trump looks set to pull the United States of America out of the Paris global climate agreement. Climate change denial is gaining traction and dismissing the...