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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 deliver sustainable development with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals. Joining the chair, Achim Steiner, Director of the Oxford Martin School, and former […]

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 Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Prof. John Knox. Mike Penrose, Executive Director of UNICEF UK, introduced the topic at hand by […]

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 UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development Goals (UKSSD) conference in London on Monday, 25th April. A simple, yet precise notion, whose ethos echoed throughout 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 key figures and authorities on this concept and its basis in international law. Leading experts will turn to the historic opportunity presented in […]

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, from 16 -17 March. Members of the Future Justice team were present in the discussions. Whether it be sustainable development, inclusive political processes […]

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 at both personal and societal level. Most people simultaneously strive to increase their personal well-being, and believe that we should leave a better […]

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 this half-day conference was ‘ideas and actions to change the world’ and given this years momentous opportunities with the Financing for Development Conference in Addis […]

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 for all countries, up until 2030. It is in this favourable context that the conference ‘Essential ingredients for a sustainable future – Why […]

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 economic, social and environmental landscape today and envisaging some of the situations we are creating for future generations, it is hard to be […]

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 for the COP21 next year in December in Paris. It is in this context that we feel the need to explore the connections between […]

8 December 2014