Sustainable Development

“The goal of sustainable development is to enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations”.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

It will make the public bodies listed in the Act think more about the long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined up approach.

Sustainable development is about improving the way that we can achieve our economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being. 

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Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. It will encourage people to think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined up approach. 

This will help us to create a caerphilly that we all want to live in, now and in the future.

Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015

 

Securing the future: delivering UK sustainable development strategy 2005 (PDF)

For Caerphilly County Borough, that means working towards becoming a sustainable county borough where residents live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives whilst consuming less resources so as not to compromise the quality of life of future generations or people living in other parts of the world.

Working with the New Economics Foundation, we have developed our Caerphilly Sustainability Index to calculate how sustainable we are. It works out how happy and healthy we are – our well-being, and divides this by the amount of resources we use – our ecological footprint. The Index is based on the equation:

Life expectancy X Life satisfaction
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Ecological Footprint 


Ecological Footprint

Caerphilly residents have the 3rd lowest ecological footprint in the UK at 4.81 global hectares per person. However, if everyone in the world lived like us we would need 2½ Planet Earths to support us all.

 

 

The Green Grin-o-meter

 contact

  Policy Officer
  Council Offices
  Penallta House
  Tredomen Park
  CF82 7WF
  EVANSTA@caerphilly.gov.uk
  01443 811367

 

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