News & Media Releases

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.

#ACEsDecember Putting ACEs front and centre with the Well-being of Future Generations Act


Last week saw the start of my six-month secondment with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. The aim of my time here is to build on some...

#ACEsDecember Are too many women being jailed in Wales?

19/12/18 Sophie Howe

In response to a BBC Wales story on the numbers of Welsh women in prison for non-violent offences, Sophie Howe commented on how the impact on children and young people...

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...

A bad week to be a Brit in Brussels: foresight and whether we could have predicted Brexit

6/12/18 Cathy Madge

Foresight and whether we could have predicted Brexit

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...

#TransportOctober Roqib Monsur nextbike Ambassador explains why cycling is the best way to get around Cardiff


Since the bike-sharing scheme launched in Cardiff earlier this year, I was one of the people that took advantage of the scheme and began travelling using the nextbike for my...

#TransportOctober The “joy” of electric cars in rural Wales by Neil Lewis


My wife and I drove UP to the Farm Shop for breakfast in Cross Hands- half the charge had gone-will we be able to get home.... What have I done?

#TransportOctober Community Transport and Future Generations – Llyr ap Gareth, Community Transport Association UK


The international community faces huge challenges of climate change and dwindling resources. The Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) argues that if we hope to tackle those big questions, engaging...

#TransportOctober How we are progressing – It is time to switch to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs)

25/10/18 Sang-Jin Park

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It is a common phrase that we use in our office where the second-hand office furniture and ‘no plastic cup’ signs welcome visitors.

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:

We need to change the system to deliver skills for the future – David Hagendyk, Learning Work Institute


There’s no shortage of debate and analysis about the future skills needs of modern economies.