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Well-being of Future Generations Bill

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Jeff Cuthbert, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty
This report explains how the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Scheme has been implemented between April 2013 and March 2014.
The Bill was introduced on 07 July 2014.
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The Well-being of Future Generations Bill will set ambitious, long-term goals to reflect the Wales we want to see, both now and in the future. These are for a prosperous; resilient; healthier; more equal wales; with cohesive communities; and a vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language.

"Sustainability lies at the heart of the Welsh Government’s agenda for Wales; it also lies at the heart of this legislative programme. Taken as a whole, it will promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing and enhance people’s quality of life in Wales  It is about defining the long term development path for our nation. It means healthy, productive people; vibrant, inclusive communities; a diverse and resilient environment and an advanced and innovative economy. This legislative programme provides new powers, duties and institutional capacity to advance our goals of building a sustainable Wales."

First Minister, 12 July 2011, The Welsh Government’s Legislative Programme 2011-16.

The Bill strengthens existing governance arrangements for improving the well-being of Wales in order to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

It aims to improve well-being in accordance with the sustainable development principle, which means seeking to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

A pilot National Conversation is taking place for you to tell us the Wales you want to see, both now and in the future. This is being run by Peter Davies (Commissioner for Sustainable futures) on behalf of the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Jeff Cuthbert AM. To take part and become a Futures Champion please visit the Wales We Want website (external link).