Does this decision compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?
This is the overarching question guiding Sophie Howe's work. As the world's first Future Generations Commissioner in her home country of Wales, she enforces a legally binding plan for national and local government to improve the well-being of Welsh citizens and think long-term.
She joins co-host Kelsey Warner this week to talk about how a government can carry out such a strategy and what it means for the economy. She talks about projects that have addressed an epidemic of loneliness, how to put teeth into enforcement and how a highway plan was replaced with something else – and why.
Produced by Arthur Eddyson and Ayesha Khan
In this episode
What does a Commissioner for Future Generations do? (1m 47s)
How to make laws for the future (4m 47s)
How working from home transformed communities (10m 0s)
How to adapt and prepare for climate change (16m 13s)
Replicating Wales's success (19m 2s)