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The Challenge Of Sustainable Development Report

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A new report to support public sector bodies to implement sustainable development principles has been published by the Health and Sustainability Hub and Research and Evaluation Division in Public Health Wales.

The report ‘Implementing the Sustainable Development Principle’ makes five key recommendations, formed from a review of the international evidence conducted by colleagues in Kingston University London and commissioned by Public Health Wales.

 

Virtuous circle

Professor Mark Bellis, Director of the Policy and International Health Directorate said: “The report recognises that the ways of working are mutually reinforcing and therefore advises staff to start where they feel comfortable. The report also tells us where we should focus our efforts, with activity targeted at individual, team, organisation and government system levels. It stresses the importance of making our action visible and integrated at all times so that we facilitate the ‘virtuous circle’ of motivation that is needed to secure and sustain change.”

 

Workplace success

The report also presents key lessons, examples and practical advice for each of the five ways of working which underpin the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Professor Bellis added: “The recommendations in the report call for varied support mechanisms such as training and organisational policies as well as constant communication and publicity so that staff are part of creating and sharing ‘new stories and evidence’ about what constitutes workplace success.”

 

While serving the Welsh context, the findings can also act as a document for any organisation seeking to implement the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

 

International

Cathy Weatherup, Strategic Lead for the Health and Sustainability Hub of Public Health Wales said: “We look forward to working with colleagues across Wales to help embed these principles across organisations and to be able to share and build on our experiences, which will not only be of benefit to us in Wales but also internationally.”

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said: “This new publication goes beyond other frameworks internationally to enable radical transformation at pace and scale, highlights the importance of embracing the Act as a game changer and reinforces the message that the Act supports the development of new norms and rules.

“It tells us the five ways of working are mutually reinforcable, and you should start where you feel most comfortable. And it reminds us on how important it is to ensure visible integration of the five ways of working in people, policies and practice."

Picture: A new report to support public sector bodies to implement sustainable development principles has been published.

To obtain the Summary Report - Click Here

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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