Communities’ voices put centre stage to boost lives of future generations
The voices of some of Wales’ most under-represented communities have been put at the heart of a new way to create climate and nature emergency policy to benefit future generations.
Those worst affected by climate and nature emergencies are also those not usually heard when it comes to policy planning. This can mean their specific concerns are overlooked, creating a future where they are even harder hit.
Communities already affected by climate and nature emergencies in Wales include:
- Social renters, ie rent from council or housing association
- Black and Minority Ethnic women and refugees
- Disabled groups, and
- Rural and farming communities.
In a joint project, Public Health Wales, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and Futures Literacy researchers (FLiNT) took a more creative approach to address this that they hope will inspire others to involve communities in their long-term thinking and planning.
Using creative character-led storytelling activities run as workshops and storytelling competitions, participants were asked to share what the future of Wales with climate change looks and feels like for them.
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