Press Releases

Section 20 Review of procurement practices within the Welsh public sector

17/3/20 Sophie Howe

On March 9th, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales triggered a Section 20 Review into the procurement practices of nine public bodies in Wales.

Future-proof your planning with easy-to-use tool

24/2/20 Sophie Howe

A new easy-to-use guide will help public bodies to think and plan better for the long-term, by keeping a clear vision and taking future trends into account.

Budget shows signs of improvement but is some way off the investment needed to tackle the climate and nature crisis says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

18/12/19 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the Welsh Government’s budget published yesterday but says the Government is still not comprehensively demonstrating how spending is meeting the climate emergency...

First delegates of the Future Generations Leadership Academy announced

10/12/19 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is pleased to announce the names of the first cohort of young people to participate in the Future Generations Leadership Academy.

Welsh Government must come clean on how their spending reflects the climate emergency they declared says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

8/11/19 Sophie Howe

Following Welsh Government’s publication of an update to the Welsh Infrastructure Investment Plan, Monday, 4th November, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to publish...

Welsh leaders to attend One Young World global forum for the first time

22/10/19 Sophie Howe

Young leaders from all over the world will come together in London this week to discuss some of the biggest global issues facing future generations. From climate change to education...

Our obsession with exams is failing to equip young people with the right skills for the future, says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

21/10/19 Sophie Howe

Education fit for the Future A White Paper For discussion Produced by Professor Calvin Jones in collaboration with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Public Services Boards must rise to the challenge of decision-making for future generations

8/10/19 Sophie Howe

"Public Services Boards must rise to challenge of decision-making for future generations and the Welsh Government must raise their level of support and ambition for them to do so", said...

Public bodies in Wales are failing to innovate towards a prosperous Wales

24/9/19 Sophie Howe

Almost a quarter of people are living in poverty in Wales, only 1% of apprenticeships in Wales are filled by disabled people and future working trends suggest that 65% of...

Wales is failing to fund a climate emergency

20/9/19 Sophie Howe

“We have recently declared a climate emergency in Wales but are failing to take the action at the scale or pace needed to meet our carbon emission targets. The impact...

Health spending must shift to preventative care to tackle health inequality in Wales

16/9/19 Sophie Howe

In response to the World Health Organisation ‘Healthy, prosperous lives for all’ published Thursday, 12th September, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said: