News & Press Releases

Long term plans within Welsh Government essential to improve lives in Wales

18/7/16 Sophie Howe

Welsh Government must focus on planning for the long term, setting the standard for involving people in the decisions that affect them if they are serious about improving lives, says...

Urgent action needed to protect communities from climate change

12/7/16 Sophie Howe

Stronger, more focused action is needed to protect communities in Wales from the risks of Climate Change, says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

The Commissioner’s view on the EU referendum

30/6/16 Sophie Howe

If the UK Government were bound by the Well-being of Future Generations Act, would the EU Referendum have gone ahead?’ Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner reflects on what the Brexit result...

#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...

#ProudToBeMe by Iestyn Wyn, Stonewall Cymru

25/8/18

This weekend people across Wales will come together to celebrate equality and diversity at Pride Cymru.

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

20/12/18

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...

Commissioner challenges plans for £1.1bn M4 relief road

22/2/17 Sophie Howe

Proposals to build a £1.1bn road to ease congestion on the M4 fail to set out how it will meet the needs of our future generations who will be burdened...

#skillsseptember – A Ddylai Robotiad Siarad Cymraeg? (Should robots speak Welsh?)

18/9/18

During the Summer, we hosted our first event at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay. The subject of debate was, 'Should robots speak Welsh?' Here are the reflections of Meilys...

Commissioner responds to Welsh Government well-being objectives

9/11/16 Sophie Howe

The Welsh Government has announced its objectives which it says will drive forward delivery of the well-being goals for Wales, as required by the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

#SkillsSeptember – Tackling the changing world of work

27/9/18

At Nesta we have spent a lot of time over the last few years thinking about the future of the world of work.

Commissioner supports call for the arts to be available on prescription by Arts Council of Wales

22/3/18 Sophie Howe

Alternative models for improving health and well-being is one of the priority areas for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.