The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 defines Sustainable Development in Wales as: “The process of improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales by taking action, in accordance with five sustainable development principles (Long Term, Preventive, Integration, Collaboration, Involvement.), aimed at achieving the seven well-being goals.” Each public body must set and publish well-being objectives. A summary of the act can be found here. A video of the act can be viewed here.
You can download The Wellbeing of Wales Report 2019 here.
The act outlines the roles and responsibilities …
"Whether or not it leads to a deeper questioning of the austerity mindset and inequitable economic system, it is still useful to view the pandemic as a test run for climate change and other global crises of the 21st century," writes Mike Sandler.
Seán Ó'Conlaín and Caroline Whyte interview Manuel Grebenjak of the Stay Grounded network and Professor James Faulconbridge about the future of tourism and business travel in the wake of Coronavirus, bearing in mind the need to urgently reduce travel's environmental impact.
This groundbreaking webinar featured speakers from Wales, Germany and Ireland's Central Statistics Office, and included discussion of legislation for well-being, and also of the potential benefits of developing an aggregated well-being index alongside a dashboard-style set of well-being indicators.
2019 was a good year for Feasta; you can read about our activities over the course of the year in our Annual Report (PDF document, 2,2 MB)
"With a better understanding of eros, we could all demand a social-ecological contract that supports human capacities for vitality, healing and health, care, creativity, innovation, diversity and contribution," writes Anne Ryan.