Press Releases

Working together to build the Wales we want

2/4/19 Sophie Howe

In my role as the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, I have found an increasing interest over the last 6 months, from different sectors and indeed different countries to the...

The People’s Platform

4/3/19 Sophie Howe

For centuries we have learnt and understood the world around us through the ancient art of storytelling.

Our future generations need us to listen and take action

15/2/19 Sophie Howe

In a joint statement the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and Children’s Commissioner for Wales have given their support to hundreds of Welsh school children going on school strike to...

Wales and the United Nations Agenda 2030: an inclusive review of progress

16/1/19 Sophie Howe

This week Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and the Welsh Government will host a stakeholder summit to build on Wales’ contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Planning for people’s well-being

11/12/18 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the new Planning Policy Wales, which she along with her team worked with the Welsh Government to ensure that the policy...

This must be a budget that reflects the requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act

24/10/18 Sophie Howe

In response to the Welsh Government’s detailed draft budget published today, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Tough times call for bold decisions on preventative spend

10/10/18 Sophie Howe

In response to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) warning that Welsh councils are at a financial breaking point, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said.

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:

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...

Reviewing public bodies’ annual reports

18/6/18 Sophie Howe

Reviewing public bodies' annual reports

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...