News & Press Releases

Public bodies in Wales can make a simple change to reduce use of plastic

5/10/18 Sophie Howe

n response to a 48% rise in the purchase of disposable plastic straws by Welsh public bodies over the past five years, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

What does peace have to do with the Well-being of Future Generations Act?

21/9/18 Sophie Howe

What do we mean, when we talk about Wales and peace and what does peace have to do with the Well-being of Future Generations Act?

More progressive decision-making needed to ensure long-term impact on dealing with Wales’ biggest problems

20/9/18 Sophie Howe

Responding to the Welsh Government’s ‘Well-being of Wales’ report published today, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Hinkley Point

14/9/18 Sophie Howe

I have respect for the concerns expressed by local people regarding the disposal of waste from Hinkley Point. This is clearly an emotive subject and I can understand why some...

What will the NHS look like in 2088?

5/7/18 Sophie Howe

This week we celebrate the landmark 70th birthday of the NHS. This milestone birthday, is a chance to celebrate the past successes of the last 70 years, congratulate figures of...

Promoting well-being and compassion across generations in our communities by Karen Hamer, Mental Health Nurse


I’ve been a Mental Health Nurse for 34 years . Two years ago, I set up a Partnership with Grifithstown Primary School promoting our Initiative of Intergenerational Practice.

Reviewing public bodies’ annual reports

18/6/18 Sophie Howe

Reviewing public bodies' annual reports

New post-grad course takes on Future Generations’ challenges Guest blog by Leighton Andrews


The Well-being of Future Generations Act challenges Welsh public bodies to take action on the biggest threats facing Wales, working collaboratively and taking a partnership approach to support services in...

New spend in health must be invested in approaches to preventative action

23/4/18 Sophie Howe

"In Wales it has already been recognised that tackling adverse childhood experiences is one of the biggest challenges facing public services now and in the future. For every 100 adults in...

The Impact of AI in Welsh Constituencies

20/4/18 Sophie Howe

Where will automation hit hardest?

Lord Bird, Founder of The Big Issue, urges Wales to continue to do more to prevent poverty

19/4/18 Sophie Howe

Prevention and inclusion: lessons for tackling poverty took place at the Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales.

Procurement: The spotlight’s on Wales

18/4/18 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, has gone on record on many occasions about the vital role sustainable procurement has in underpinning the well-being goals. Sophie blogs ahead of...