Press Releases

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:

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: