IPANZ and SOLGM have secured the opportunity for you to engage in conversation with Jane Davidson (the former Minister for the Environment and Sustainability in Wales who proposed what is now the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and Sophie Howe (the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales).

About this event

The Office of the Future Generations Commissioner was established under the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (see https://www.futuregenerations.wales/about-us/). The legislation was enacted to help safeguard the interests and wellbeing of future generations and encourage long-term policy thinking within the Welsh Government, public bodies and local government. It requires public institutions to contribute to seven specific wellbeing goals and have regard to five particular ways of working.  

This webinar brings together political and administrative perspectives and provides an opportunity to learn about, and draw lessons from, the Welsh experience. We will explore the history – how did the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act come about? What was the political context which drove this new approach?

We will also explore the issues of implementation – how is the Act working and what difference is it making? What are the practical problems and barriers, and how are they being addressed? What are the enablers and ways of driving progress? Above all, what can we learn from this landmark legislation about how to improve the quality of long-term governance and better protect the wellbeing of future generations in Aotearoa New Zealand?  

These are critical issues for public sector professionals in local and central government, in our shared worlds where embedding effective, systemic, long-term thinking and action is of utmost importance.

Register here for the free webinar: Securing the well-being of future generations