News & Press Releases

Clear action and resources must match commitment in reducing carbon emissions says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

3/6/19 Sophie Howe

I am pleased that the Welsh Government’s declaration of a Climate Emergency echo’s the urgency of the Committees recommendations but we now need to see clear action and allocation of resources to...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales welcomes Welsh Government Climate Emergency declaration

29/4/19 Sophie Howe

Following today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of a climate emergency, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Working together to build the Wales we want

2/4/19 Sophie Howe

In my role as the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, I have found an increasing interest over the last 6 months, from different sectors and indeed different countries to the...

Sea levels are rising and so are they – school strikes and how we could embrace them in our soft infrastructures – Lorena Axinte, Researcher, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University


“What role do you think young people could play in shaping Cardiff Capital Region?” I asked twelve of the city region’s leaders and chief executives in my research interviews.

We must act now to avoid a climate catastrophe – Sion Sleep, UpRising Cymru


11 years……. 11 mlynedd……. That’s the amount of time that the intergovernmental panel on climate change have estimated we have to change our ways to prevent a potentially catastrophic global...

The People’s Platform

4/3/19 Sophie Howe

For centuries we have learnt and understood the world around us through the ancient art of storytelling.

Our future generations need us to listen and take action

15/2/19 Sophie Howe

In a joint statement the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and Children’s Commissioner for Wales have given their support to hundreds of Welsh school children going on school strike to...

We want your views on the journey to the Wales of the Possible 


  The 'Art of the Possible' is one of the Commissioner's main programmes of work. It is a partnership approach to shining a light on great work that is improving well-being...

Wales and the United Nations Agenda 2030: an inclusive review of progress

16/1/19 Sophie Howe

This week Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and the Welsh Government will host a stakeholder summit to build on Wales’ contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

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...

The Scharmer U Theory and the Development of Welsh Education (for Adults in the Community) – Dafydd Rhys, Adult Learning Wales


The late and pioneering Arfon Rhys is to be thanked for introducing me to the Scharmer U Theory in 2007. Broadly speaking, this theory of ‘change’ states that individuals, who...

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: