In a blog post last week, Hub Coordinator Hannah Sheppard challenged the people of Wales to live up to Desmond Tutu’s description of them as having “big hearts” and “the kick of a mule” by fighting for a strong Well-being of Future Generations Bill.
So far, the latest stage hasn’t delivered the amendments suggested by the Sustainable Development Alliance which made a strong case for the inclusion of an international aspect, with emphasis on ethical procurement of foreign goods and Wales’ contribution to climate change.
The Alliance argues that the “Wales We Want” can’t be achieved by isolating Wales from the rest of the world. 'The well-being of people in Wales is linked to people and the environment all around the world.' Hannah wrote, 'Our fuel, our food, our paper and timber all come from international sources.'
Stage 3 discussion of amendments will take place next Tuesday, March 10th. You can watch it online, in English and Welsh, on Senedd.tv.