#futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country : 4 Sep, ONLINE

September 4, 2020 | 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

An account of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – the first piece of legislation to place regenerative and sustainable practice at the heart of government.

“What Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow” – Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant General Secretary.

“Be inspired by this fascinating story of how Wales made into law the obligation for a country to pursue sustainable development on behalf of future generations” – Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway.

Conference chaired by Dr James Gould and hosted on Zoom by Professor John Summerscales, Chartered Environmentalist at the University of Plymouth. The panel comprises:

  • Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sue Dann, Councillor for the Environment, Plymouth City Council
  • Dr James Gould, Lecturer in Law, University of Plymouth.

Conservative politicians have also been invited.

Background information

The Welsh government short online illustrated information document for the general public explains in an attractive, engaging format what the Act is, why the law is needed, how it works, sustainable development definition, wellbeing duty, wellbeing goals, Future Generations Commissioner, etc.  

Additional resources from Google

Contact menzalan@blueyonder.co.uk for further information about this event.

Plymouth Green and Science Book Club is supported by the University of Plymouth, the Sustainable Earth Institute and the Eden Project.

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