- How could Wales feed itself by 2035?
- How could Wales meet energy needs by 2035 whilst phasing out fossil fuels?
- How could Wales heat and build homes and workplaces by 2035?
- How could people and places be connected across Wales by 2035?
- What could education, jobs and work, look like across Wales by 2035?
Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act
The 7 Goals:
- A prosperous Wales: An innovative, productive and low carbon society which recognises the limits of the global environment and therefore uses resources efficiently and proportionately (including acting on climate change); and which develops a skilled and well-educated population in an economy which generates wealth and provides employment opportunities, allowing people to take advantage of the wealth generated through securing decent work.
- A resilient Wales: A nation which maintains and enhances a biodiverse natural environment with healthy functioning ecosystems that support social, economic and ecological resilience and the capacity to adapt to change (for example climate change).
- A healthier Wales: A society in which people’s physical and mental well-being is maximised and in which choices and behaviours that benefit future health are understood.
- A more equal Wales: A society that enables people to fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances (including their socio economic background and circumstances).
- A Wales of cohesive communities: Attractive, viable, safe and well-connected communities.
- A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language: A society that promotes and protects culture, heritage and the Welsh language, and which encourages people to participate in the arts, and sports and recreation.
- A globally responsible Wales: A nation which, when doing anything to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales, takes account of whether doing such a thing may make a positive contribution to global well-being.
The 5 Ways of Working:
- Long term – The importance of balancing short-term needs with the need to safeguard the ability to also meet long-term needs.
- Prevention – How acting to prevent problems occurring or getting worse may help organisations meet their objectives
- Integration – Considering how the well-being objectives may impact upon each of the well-being goals, on their other objectives, or on the objectives of other bodies.
- Collaboration – Acting in collaboration with any other person (or different parts of the organisation itself) that could help it to meet its well-being objectives
- Involvement – The importance of involving people with an interest in achieving the well-being goals, and ensuring that those people reflect the diversity of the area which the organisation serves.
Crosscutting themes that the Group AIMS to consider as part of each challenge
- Finance – what is the role of finance in delivering the changes identified within this Challenge?
- Engagement & Communication – what are the opportunities for engaging Welsh society? How should we communicate the vision for this Challenge?
- Just Transition – what is needed to ensure the changes identified within this Challenge lead to a Just Transition? Are the changes identified going to lead to a more equal Wales?
- Education & Skills – what are the future skills requirements to enable this change? What is the role for education in driving this change?
- Futureproofing – will the changes identified lead to any perverse outcomes that are not aligned with the goals of the WFG Act? Are there any emergent/longer term issues associated with this Challenge we should consider
- Governance & Legal – what reserved policy changes and/or additional devolved powers are needed to deliver the changes identified? What governance and institutional changes are needed in Welsh Government and associated public bodies?
- Psychology & Behaviour – how can the required behaviour changes needed to delivered? What is the role for changes in worldviews and values in enabling the change?
- Circular economy – how could we apply circular thinking to this challenge? Are we creating potential resource challenges?
- International impacts – what are the implications for carbon leakage/offshoring of externalities in the changes we have identified?
- Environment – what are the opportunities to enhance ecosystems and their resilience, including through nature-based solutions? What are the opportunities to enhance marine and terrestrial ecosystems and their resilience, including their role in providing nature-based solutions?