NEWPORT-born Hollywood actor Michael Sheen will give a keynote speech today at the Sustainable Development Charter annual conference in Cardiff.

A report on what the Welsh public thinks about environmental, social and economic issues which will impact on the country’s future generations will be launched at the event.

The report is a response to a national conversation on 'The Wales We Want', launched by Michael Sheen one year ago.

Peter Davies, commissioner for sustainable futures, will introduce the report at the conference in Cardiff today with the minister for Natural Resources Carl Sargeant speaking and Iolo Williams, TV presenter, hosting.

'The Wales We Want' conversation mirrors a global initiative by the United Nations.

People were asked what sort of Wales they want for their children and grandchildren and responses have helped shape the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill.

The Wales We Want survey highlighted climate change as the single most important issue facing future generations with the environment being the main area of concern.

Investment in growing local economies and creating new jobs was also given high priority.

Peter Davies, future generations commissioner, said: “The pilot National Conversation has been a journey that exceeded our expectations and an opportunity to look beyond the short-term pressures of everyday life and to discuss the nation we want to leave for future generations.

"Through the conversation we have identified seven foundation values on which we can build a better future. The conversation and the report also emphasises that it is not simply government's responsibility to make it happen – we each have a part to play.”