Press Releases 2014-2015

The Commissioner for Sustainable Futures will be speaking at UWTSD Carmarthen

14.05.2015

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David will host one of five regional events taking place to provide information on The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 

Peter (right) with the Minister of Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant and Nikhil Seth Director of UN Division for Sustainable Development. With the Act on the day it was sealed.

On Monday 18th of May, Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, will be speaking at UWTSD Carmarthen where attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about the Act and help influence the statutory guidance.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 became law on April 29th 2015 by receiving the official seal and Royal Assent.  The Act is the first legislation of its kind, putting in place a set of shared Well-being Goals, strengthening public service governance arrangements and creating a statutory Commissioner for Future Generations.

Peter Davies said: “The Well-being of Future Generations Act ensures that the people are involved in shaping the Wales they live in. Over the last year we led a National Conversation on ‘The Wales we Want’, speaking to around 7,000 people across the country. Their views have fed into this Act”.

The Act means that for the first time, the public bodies listed must work towards achieving shared goals to improve economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being.  The effect that the Act is intended to have is to ensure that public bodies make better decisions for future generations.

Peter Davies has extensive leadership experience in the fields of corporate responsibility and sustainable development, having led work in this field for the Confederation of British Industry, Department of Trade and Industry and Business in the Community. His work with business was recognised with an OBE in 1995.

He has also gained substantial public policy experience working at a senior level with UK and Welsh Governments. He was vice Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission from 2007 to 2011. Peter currently holds two public appointments for Welsh Government – Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair of the Climate Change Commission for Wales.

The event at UWTSD Carmarthen will take place at the Halliwell Centre between 10am-3pm on the 18th of May with lunch and refreshments provided. To book a place visit http://www.thewaleswewant.co.uk/statutory-guidance-events-have-your-say

 

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014