The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, complemented by Health 2020 (WHO European health policy framework) are milestones for human and planetary development. Sustainable development in Wales and other European regions identifies opportunities to implement these agendas at national and regional levels. The publication focuses on learning from the sustainable-development journey in Wales, describing the structure of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the early experience gained through its implementation and the enablers, challenges and opportunities related to sustainable development in Wales.

The publication includes case studies from five regions in Europe, with the aim of enhancing understanding of the key role of regions in translating global priorities into effective policies and actions. The report reinforces the need to invest to improve the social, economic, political, cultural, commercial and environmental determinants of health and reduce health inequities.

For further information, please visit the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO) website.