In #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country, Jane Davidson explains how, as Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in Wales, she proposed what became the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – the first piece of legislation in history to place regenerative and sustainable practice at the heart of government. Unparalleled in its scope and vision, the Act connects social, environmental, economic and cultural well-being and looks to solve complex issues through better decision-making.
Davidson reveals how and why such groundbreaking legislation was forged in Wales, once reliant on its coal, iron and steel industries, and explores how the shift from traditional economic growth to a more sustainable future is creating new opportunities for communities and governments all over the world.
Copyright 2020. Hardcover. 224 pages.
Praise for #futuregen
"What Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow."
– Nikhil Seth, U.N. Assistant Secretary General
"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 Minster of Norway and Director-General of the World Health Organization
"The story of this revolutionary engine for change holds enormous possibility and is a true beacon of hope."
– Michael Sheen, OBE, actor and UNICEF ambassador