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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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19Commissioner’s functions

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(1)The Commissioner may, in carrying out the Commissioner’s general duty—

(a)provide advice or assistance to a public body (which includes providing advice on climate change);

(b)provide advice to the Auditor General for Wales on the sustainable development principle;

(c)provide advice or assistance to a public services board in relation to the preparation of its local well-being plan (see section 42);

(d)provide advice or assistance to any other person who the Commissioner considers is taking (or wishes to take) steps that may contribute to the achievement of the well-being goals;

(e)encourage best practice amongst public bodies in taking steps to meet their well-being objectives in accordance with the sustainable development principle;

(f)promote awareness amongst public bodies of the need to take steps to meet their well-being objectives in accordance with the sustainable development principle;

(g)encourage public bodies to work with each other and with other persons if this could assist them to meet their well-being objectives;

(h)seek the advice of an advisory panel (see section 26) in relation to the exercise of any of the Commissioner’s functions.

(2)The Commissioner may undertake research or other study into—

(a)the extent to which the well-being goals and national indicators are consistent with the sustainable development principle,

(b)the extent to which the sustainable development principle is taken into account in the national indicators,

(c)the sustainable development principle itself (including how it is applied to setting and meeting objectives), and

(d)anything related to any of those things that impacts upon the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales (or any part of Wales).

(3)References in this section to providing assistance to a public body do not include providing financial assistance.

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