FDSD trustees (and former Commissioners) Peter Davies and Sándor Fülöp kicked the event off with reflections on their own experience, with Andrea Westall (FDSD) and Victor Anderson (CUSP) broadening the debate to consider other options for challenging short-termism.
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The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
- One Year On
FDSD trustee Peter Davies offers personal reflections on the development of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales – a journey that started with the duty to promote sustainable development in the Government of Wales Act.
On April 11th, we co-hosted an event to discuss the potential to establish a UK-wide Commissioner for Future Generations. A video of the presentations and responses to audience questions can be found here.
An Office for Future Generations is an independent institution designed to promote long-term interests in the political process. A few examples of such an office exist in countries such as Hungary and Wales. This report by FDSD trustee Graham Smith, first published in 2015, supports the development of such offices, but stresses the importance of considering their democratic characteristics. Read more
What do the election manifestos and Queen’s Speech tell us about the state of the constitutional reform debate in the UK and its relationship to sustainable development? Victor Anderson summarises his findings.