by Frances Williams
After four years, and with a major new report by the Future Generations Commissioner about to be published in May 2020, Frances Williams shares some of her research findings on how well the Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) is serving the people of Wales.
On a stormy St Valentine’s Day, I join a group of young people carrying a coffin aloft down Bangor high street. Fabricated from old cardboard boxes, the words ‘RIP Future Generations’ had been painted on the lid. A bunch of red roses has also been laid atop. Four girls balance it on their shoulders. A boy picks up a megaphone and shouts ‘Whose Future?’. The response comes back from the group loud and angry: ‘Our Future!’. Some in attendance carry heart-shaped banners on which animals are depicted, kangaroos and koalas, icons of the devastation caused by the bushfires in Australia. ‘We Are Burning!’ another placard reads in bright orange paint.Sign in to read more