Archive for the ‘Future Generations’ Category

Where does the recovery begin? Thoughts from Cynnal Cymru

If there is any silver lining to the global Covid-19 pandemic, it has been the way it has legitimised the desire for a radical re-haul of Welsh society to better meet the needs of current and future generations. As a membership organisation that exists to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, the opportunities to ‘build back better’ – and avert the impending climate and ecological catastrophes – are things that the Cynnal Cymru team has been thinking about for a long while

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Future Generations Commissioner urges Welsh Government to deliver on a green recovery budget

● Carbon neutral housing and green jobs for people unemployed by pandemic are crucial to reset the economy and ‘build back better’ ● Sophie Howe has outlined the five spending priorities Wales needs to be considering now – and calls for an urgent green stimulus package to help the country’s long-term recovery ● Government’s supplementary […]

Young people from across Wales come together to debate climate change at the National Assembly

Young people from all over Wales will be coming together at the Senedd in Cardiff on 21st November to debate climate change in front of Ministers, Assembly Members and representatives from the Future Generations Commissioner’s Office. “MockCOP” is an event modelled on the UN’s Conference of the Parties (COP), where representatives from countries all over […]

Cardiff is First Major Urban Area in Uk to Become a ‘Living Wage City’

241,000, or 1 in 5 jobs in Wales still pay below the real Living Wage, which today rises to £9.30 an hour in Wales – Cardiff becomes the first major urban area in the UK to be awarded ‘Living Wage City’ status as a result of an ambitious 3-year partnership between communities, employers and Cardiff Council […]

Sustainable Academy Awards 2019 shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Sustainable Academy Awards – celebrating sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership from across Wales. 24 finalists across eight categories have been chosen by our expert judging panel to go through to the public vote. The Awards recognise the amazing people, projects and initiatives that are contributing […]