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Landmark ruling announcing legal duty to future generations

19th November 2015: Landmark ruling announcing legal duty to future generations A landmark decision has been made on Our Children’s Trust case where eight youth petitioners filed a case against the US Washington State Ecology Department, requesting that the department write a carbon emissions rule that protects the atmosphere for their generation and those to […]

23 November 2015 - Future Justice


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EU Guardian for Future Generations Report

Our new report, written by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) highlights the relevance and urgency for creating a role of a Guardian for Future Generations in the EU.

12 November 2015 - Future Justice


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Beyond Paris: Future generations and climate justice

by Dr Peter Lawrence, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania Law School

6 November 2015 - Future Justice


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Measuring environmental rights with the Environmental Democracy Index

by Jesse Worker, Associate with the Access Initiative (TAI) at the World Resources Institute and manager of the Environmental Democracy Index.

29 June 2015 - Future Justice


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High Level Hearing, 28 September: How can the decisions of today’s Europe better consider future needs?

The High Level Hearing: How can the decisions of today’s Europe better consider future needs? will take place on Monday 28 September, 15.00 – 19.00hrs in the European Parliament. The event is organised by the World Future Council and Mr Benedek Jávor MEP Greens, 1st Vice-Chair ENVI Committee, co-hosted with Ms Sirpa Pietikainen MEP (EPP) and Mr […]

26 June 2015 - Future Justice


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100% Renewable Energy – The Only Option for a Common Future

We are on the verge of a profound and urgently necessary shift in the way we produce and consume energy. This shift moves the world away from the consumption of fossil resources that cause climate change toward cleaner, and more renewable forms of energy. Since 2013, the world is adding more capacity for renewable power each […]

27 April 2015 - Future Justice


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Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

What progress is Canada making in establishing marine protected areas and protecting its national parks for the benefit of current and future generations? How well is Canada’s federal government managing the environmental and health risks of toxic substances? What support is the federal government providing to the fossil fuel sector? Are current and future taxpayers […]

15 April 2015 - Future Justice


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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 - Future Justice


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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 - Future Justice


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“Essential Ingredients for a Sustainable Future” Conference 28-29th April

“Essential Ingredients for a Sustainable Future –  Why do we need independent institutions, and how should they work for the long term?” 28th to 29th April 2015 in Cardiff, Wales This conference will consider how institutions dedicated to safeguard the future can drive change, incorporating the long-term to build more peaceful and resilient societies, today and tomorrow. Expertise coming […]

5 March 2015 - Future Justice