Future Generations Report 2020 – a cause for optimism

2020 will be a year not many will forget in a hurry. Amongst all the less good news stories, here’s one which gives cause for optimism.

The Future Generations Commissioner has launched her new website dedicated to the Future Generations Report 2020.

The well-being goals in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act arguably have an even greater resonance than ever before:

  • In the context of the global pandemic (and how we have responded – across the UK and in Wales specifically) – a healthier Wales, a Wales of cohesive communities
  • The growing recognition of our state of Climate Emergency – a globally responsible Wales
  • A focus on equalities and tackling prejudice – a more equal Wales
  • And the resultant impact on our economic landscape and plans for recovery in response to all of these challenges – a prosperous Wales, a resilient Wales, a Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh Language

As the Commissioner notes (and helpfully cross-references the Wales Audit Office’s focus on the need for an adjustment in mindset), this is an expedition, not a journey.

In the words of Robert Falcon Scott “It is the work that matters, not the applause that follows”.