“Our ancestors were able to live in peace with nature and with their past and future generations. We have to learn it again and to recreate these functions and institutions that serve our survival. This is our only chance – we should not miss it.” Sandor Fulop, Hungarian Ombudsman for Future Generations
David Kingman argues that the Winter Fuel Allowance is extremely inefficient – and unfair on the younger generation
Xiao Mei, reporting from China, provides a vivid, personal account of the deep intergenerational connections that are reinforced by traditional family celebrations, and how these connections are set to change for future generations
Angus Hanton explores a piece of research which examines how leaders think about intergenerational equity
Angus Hanton reports on the recent launch of Dr Rupert Read’s “Guardians of the Future” paper at the House of Commons
David Kingman argues that commentators have become too caught up in arguing about the appropriate size for the Earth’s population, when what really matters is the age structure of the population in individual countries
Antony Mason is concerned that the government’s current plans for universities are deeply flawed, will damage a key sector of the economy – and won’t even reduce the deficit. And it’s the next generation that will have to foot the bill.
In the second of her blogs from China, Xiao Mei looks at the environmental challenges faced by China, and wonders who will be the main agents for change.
Melissa Jane Knight reflects on the experience and causes of the riots that shook London and many other cities of England in August 2011, and makes a powerful appeal for action at ground level.
Youth worker Melissa Jane Knight gives an impassioned account of the dire prospects facing her generation. And she is one of “lucky ones” who stuck with education. The key to more equitable solutions lies in better targeted government policy.