Our Director, Stephen Hilton, was delighted to be invited to interview Jane Davidson, former Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in Wales, about her recent book “FutureGen - Lessons from a Small Country”. Watch the interview HERE
Creating a better future means planning, action and change now. As Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in Wales, Jane Davidson proposed the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – the first piece of legislation in the world to place regenerative and sustainable practice at the heart of government.
The Act connects environmental and social health and looks to solve complex issues such as poverty, education and unemployment. Since the act, the Senedd Cymru/ Welsh Parliament has appointed a Future Generations Commissioner.
In the interview, Davidson reveals how and why such ground-breaking legislation was forged in Wales and explores how the shift from economic growth to sustainable growth is creating new opportunities for communities and governments all over the world. She talks about the changes that have resulted and are to come.
The event formed part of the Festival of Ideas Great Reset programme 2020