Press Releases

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...

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.

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.

Commissioner urges Welsh Government to create a system focused on well-being by investing in preventative social care

28/6/18 Sophie Howe

Commissioner urges Government create a system focused on well-being by investing in preventative care

Culture is well-being’s golden ticket

31/5/17 Sophie Howe

Wales is one of the only countries in the world to place value on cultural well-being and as the Welsh cultural season begins, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales,...

A voice for future generations across the world is crucial says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales at UN summit, New York

12/7/18 Sophie Howe

A voice for future generations across the world is crucial says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales at UN summit, New York

Finance Professionals can become agents of change for the future

2/11/16 Sophie Howe

Speaking at the Wales Audit Office conference ‘Finance for the Future’, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner said:

Future Generations Commissioner challenges Public Services to build a genuine conversation with the public

3/11/16 Sophie Howe

“The issue of whether we have the Wales we want, has to be answered through a two-way dialogue with the public,” Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner has said at a...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales announces name of first Poet in Residence

28/2/19 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is delighted to announce that performance poet Ruth Evans, pen name Rufus Mufasa, has been chosen as the very first Poet in Residence.

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales announces paid leave for staff fleeing domestic abuse

8/3/19 Sophie Howe

To mark International Women’s Day, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has announced a new staff policy that provides support and paid leave to staff who are victims of...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Local Authorities to divest from fossil fuels

29/3/18 Sophie Howe

With £1bn of Pension Funds investment in Wales being spent on fossil fuel based companies, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Local Authorities to demonstrate how climate risk...