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Resources | The Wales We Want.

The National Conversation will hear directly from the people of Wales about the most important issues for them in improving their lives and those of their families, communities and businesses. It is an opportunity to look beyond the short term pressures of daily life and focus on our long term legacy.
The National Conversation on ‘The Wales We Want’ is a pilot project following the former Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Jeff Cuthbert AM, asking the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Peter Davies, to enhance our understanding about the long term issues that future generations in Wales might face.
At the heart of the Conversation will be Future Champions – people who can help keep the conversation going locally, regionally, nationally and collectively enable as many voices of Wales to be heard as possible. This summer the proposed Future Generations Bill is being introduced by Welsh Government, and the National Conversation will set the agenda for the action that the devolved public service, in particular, can take.

The Wales We Want Report (launched on 2 march 2015) is the culmination of the year-long conversations with individuals, groups, organisations and communities across Wales. Discussions focussed on a variety of intergenerational challenges including climate change, poverty, an ageing population and health inequalities, and the opportunities available that require collaborative approaches and integrated solutions translated at an individual and community level. The Report distils these key messages from the Conversation and sets out seven foundations for the wellbeing of future generations – the seven values that are most important to you. These values form the foundation on which we can build a better future.

The Seven Foundations for the Well-being of Future Generations

The Seven Foundations for the Well-being of Future Generations

The Wales We Want Report (launched on 2 March 2015) is the culmination of the year-long conversations with individuals, groups, organisations and communities across Wales. The Report distils key messages from the Conversation and sets out seven foundations for the wellbeing of future generations – the seven values that are most important to you.

These values form the foundation on which we can build a better future.

  1. Children need to be given the best start in life from very early years
  2. Future generations need thriving communities built on a strong sense of place
  3. Living within global environmental limits, managing our resources efficiently and valuing our environment is critical
  4. Investing in growing our local economy is essential for the well-being of future generations
  5. Well-being of all depends on reducing inequality and a greater value on diversity
  6. Greater engagement in the democratic process, a stronger citizen voice and active participation in decision making is fundamental for the well-being of future generations
  7. Celebrating success, valuing our heritage, culture and language will strengthen our identity for future generations
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G20 Climate Change mass “bury your head in the sand” protest on Bondi Beach
http://rt.com/news/205131-australia-heads-climate-change/

 

Hundreds of protesters buried their heads in the sand of Australia’s most famous beach in a climate change demonstration. They wanted to send a message to Aussie PM Tony Abbott and G20 leaders ahead of the 2014 summit.

About 400 people gathered Bondi Beach, a popular beach near Sydney, for the event dubbed Bondi Salutes G20, aiming to raise questions about climate change.

They dug holes in the sand, plunged their bodies in head first and stayed there for several minutes. Some of them even managed to perform handstands with their heads in the sand.

“You have your head in the sand on climate change,” said the organizers from 350.org Australia group, addressing Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

The protesters said they were mocking the Australian government’s reluctance to put the issue of climate change on the agenda of the G20 summit, which is scheduled for November 15-16 in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia.