With reference to the  proposal for an Order under section 109 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 relating to legislative competency to amend section 79 of that Act (sustainable development)


I understand that the order would amend Schedule 7 to the2006 Act so as to confer legislative competence upon the National Assembly for Wales to make modification of, or confer power by subordinate  legislation to make modification of, section 79 (sustainable development) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 ("the 2006 Act").


I would fully endorse the importance of this order in order to enable the proper functioning of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill and to avoid duplication of processes between the new legislation and the existing duties under section 79.


I have made it clear in my submission on the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill that the new legislation addresses weaknesses in the existing duty, which have been well documented through previous evaluations and effectiveness reviews.


I would be pleased to provide more detail and write formally in this respect in my Commissioner role in this respect if this is helpful.


Best wishes





Peter Davies

Comisiynydd Dyfodol Cynaliadwy / Sustainable Futures Commissioner
Cadeirydd Comisiwn Cymru ar y Newid yn yr Hinsawdd / Chairman Climate Change Commission for Wales