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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 - Future Justice

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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 - Future Justice

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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 - Future Justice

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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 - Future Justice

Guest Contribution

The future of the United Nations? The United Actors!

When the United Nations (UN) was founded 70 years ago the world was a different place. Unfortunately, the UN has failed to adapt to the changed global reality. Due to the UN Charter, structure and vested interests, fundamental reforms have not happened and will not happen even if many experts realise how necessary such reforms […]

4 April 2016 - Future Justice

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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 - Future Justice

Guest Contribution

Sustainable Development Goals: Time to bring in the Millennials

by Ms Darshita Gillies, chartered accountant, coach & consultant, global system integrator, and entrepreneur.

25 January 2016 - Future Justice

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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 - Future Justice

Tito Cornejo Crosby - Valle de Kosñipata, Reserva de Biosfera del Manu, Cusco

COP21 Side Event ‘Climate crisis and guardianship of Earth: Andean ancient wisdom as legacy for future generations’ on December 9th

The COP21 Side Event Climate crisis and guardianship of Earth: Andean ancient wisdom as legacy for future generations will take place on Wednesday December 9th from 14 to 15.30 at the Peruvian Pavilion. The event is organised by the Andean Parliament, Biosfera – Investigación de futuros, and Terre des Hommes. It will explore how ‘guardianship of the Earth’, a central concept of in the […]

7 December 2015 - Future Justice

Guest Contribution
2015 COP Inteq side event

Achieving Intergenerational Equity: What will COP21 mean for future generations?

by Timothy Damon, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator for the SustainUS delegation to COP21

1 December 2015 - Future Justice