Category: Blog Posts

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Natural Partners: integrating development and environment to deliver sustainable development

Earlier this month a group of representatives from civil society convened at the ‘Natural Partners’ event at London Zoo. Together they discussed how to integrate development and environmental needs in order to … Read the rest

11 October 2016

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Climate change – the greatest threat to human rights in the 21st century – John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

The Future Justice team attended a talk concerning the relationship between climate change and human rights, hosted by the Global Governance Institute, UNICEF UK and UCL Grand Challenges, with the UN Special … Read the rest

6 July 2016

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Kick-starting the SDGs in the UK – UKSSD

“ We are all in this boat together”, Professor Sir David King, special representative for Climate Change and Chairman of Future Cities Catapult, reminded us during the opening session of the … Read the rest

28 April 2016

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Recognising and Implementing the Rights of Future Generations – Opportunities for Sri Lanka

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 3.00pm-6.00pm Lakshman Kadirgarmar Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The World Future Council is hosting an event in Sri Lanka to consider the concept of intergenerational equity, bringing together some … Read the rest

20 April 2016

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Leaving no one behind – including youth and future generations

‘Young people are the leaders of today – not just tomorrow’ was one of the key headlines emerging from the Inter Parliamentary Union Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians gathering in Lusaka, Zambia, … Read the rest

21 March 2016

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Rethinking prosperity and how to achieve it in 2016

As the new year begins, it is common to make resolutions with the objective of making this year better than the previous. There is a deeply rooted ideal about improvement manifesting itself … Read the rest

8 January 2016

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Business as ‘un’-usual

Friday 20th March saw the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) host an event on “Business, finance and cities: Climate Action for Paris” as part of their #GlobalChallenges series.

The subtitle of … Read the rest

30 March 2015

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Essential ingredients for a sustainable future – Why do we need independent institutions, and how should they work for the long term?

Anticipation is high that 2015 will be a landmark year for sustainable development. The 70th UN General Assembly in September will culminate in the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals with targets … Read the rest

13 March 2015

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Measuring the Long Term

Dr. Jonas Salk, a pioneering medical researcher, once said that the most important question we can ask ourselves is, “Are we being good ancestors?” Looking out at the state of the current … Read the rest

6 January 2015

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How do we conceptualise the intersection between climate justice and future justice?

We are approaching an important 12 months in the global climate change negotiations. The Peruvian Government is currently hosting the COP20 from 1-12 December in Lima. This will pave the way … Read the rest

8 December 2014