Press Releases

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...

Big Moose chosen as Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’ Staff charity of the year

28/3/19 Sophie Howe

The Cardiff based social enterprise coffee shop that provides employment opportunities to the homeless has been chosen by the team members of the office of the Future Generations Commissioner for...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on public bodies to turn words into action and start delivering real changes

10/5/18 Sophie Howe

Public bodies in Wales must become more ambitious and adventurous and provide better clarity on how they are meeting their obligations under the Well-being of Future Generations Act, says Sophie...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Welsh Government to be brave in its investment on transport as new report shows lack of ambition in M4 Black route proposal

12/9/18

A new report published today by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe shows how Wales could transform its transport system by investing in public transport, active travel and...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales on the search for a Poet in Residence

4/10/18 Sophie Howe

In collaboration with Literature Wales, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is proud to announce it is looking for a Future Generations Resident Poet; a new and exciting opportunity for...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales seeks clarity on environmental permitting decisions

13/2/18 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has written to Natural Resources Wales to ask them demonstrate how the Well-being of Future Generations Act is being applied the during the...

Future Generations Commissioner makes Hay on Wye debut

13/6/16 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, the newly appointed Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will take to the stage at this year’s Hay Festival. The session on June 3rd at 7pm on the Starlight...

Future Generations Commissioner warns against dangerous precedent

13/9/17 Sophie Howe

"A dangerous precedent could be set if arguments presented in the M4 inquiry misinterpret the Well-being of Future Generations Act and undermine the spirt and purpose of the Act," says...

Calls for evidence on decarbonisation and carbon budgets

1/8/17 Sophie Howe

The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires you to use the five ways of working to maximise your contribution to the seven well-being goals – a number of which relate to climate...