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The Well-being of Future Generations

In Wales we are doing things differently.

We have a law in Wales that helps us all work together to improve our environment, our economy, our society and our culture.

For people, for our planet. For now, and for our future.

This is called the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

The Well-being of Future Generations Act

There are 7 connected well-being goals for Wales. They are:

  • A prosperous Wales
  • A resilient Wales
  • A healthier Wales
  • A more equal Wales
  • A Wales of more cohesive communities
  • A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
  • A globally responsible Wales


This is about ensuring that future generations have at least the same quality of life as we do now. The act provides for better decision-making by ensuring that public bodies:

  • take account of the long term
  • help to prevent problems occurring or getting worse
  • take an integrated approach
  • take a collaborative approach, and
  • consider and involve people of all ages and diversity.
Which public bodies and boards have to work differently?
List of the public bodies and public services boards who are subject to the Act.
The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
The commissioner is supporting the change.

The Well-being of Future Generations Act

Read more about the Well-being of Future Generations Act on GOV.WALES