Press Releases

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:

Culture and Welsh language is essential to help tackle Wales’ biggest challenges

9/8/19 Sophie Howe

“Public services, as the largest employer in Wales, have a huge contribution to make in developing and enhancing cultural well-being. Culture is the lifeblood of a vibrant society, expressed in...

Public sector must stop funding climate change say Welsh organisations and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

30/7/19 Sophie Howe

Friends of the Earth Cymru, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and other environment, development and trade union groups are calling on all public sector bodies in Wales to stop investing...

Cardiff Council vote to divest pensions from fossil fuels is part of a growing movement in Wales

19/7/19 Sophie Howe

In response to Cardiff Council's vote to divest pensions from fossil fuels Thursday, 18th July, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Wales is leading the world on safeguarding the interests of future generations

19/7/19 Sophie Howe

The world’s first Commissioner whose role it is to act as guardian for future generations, Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales) will be highlighting how Wales’ is leading the...

It is an undeniable truth that we are failing to tackle climate change quickly enough says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

15/7/19 Sophie Howe

n response to the Extinction Rebellion Cardiff five-day protest to highlight the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales publishes ten point plan to fund Wales’ climate emergency

21/6/19 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales: “In previous and current budgets the Welsh Government spend has been around 1% on decarbonisation which is nowhere near enough to fund the...

Expert help wanted to shape communications fit for the future

12/6/19 Sophie Howe

Can you help the Commissioner review and develop her communications approach to fit with her forward looking agenda?

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales welcomes ‘brave decision by First Minister on the M4 Relief Road

5/6/19 Sophie Howe

Following the First Minister, Mark Drakeford’s decision earlier today to reject the building of the M4 Relief Road, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner said:

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: