The failure of Rio+20 to establish a High Level Representative for Future Generations at the UN caused widespread disappointment. But persuasive campaigning to further support the rationale behind the proposals may yet be rewarded. Antony Mason and Kirsty Scheeberger report.
Antony Mason suggests that Jeff Randall’s TV report should be required viewing for anyone interested in today’s intergenerational issues.
Liz Emerson sees a dangerous precedent in New Zealand’s “intergenerational roading projects”
Antony Mason looks at the laboured progress of the EU over the Common Fisheries Policy, which seems unable to address with sufficient urgency the threat to fish stocks and our fishing industry
Billy Harding looks at the recently published ITUC poll which shows that, of the 13 countries investigated, only citizens in Indonesia, Brazil, and Bulgaria believe that future generations will be better off than today’s generation. Some 66 per cent of respondents from all countries believe that future generations will be worse off.
David Kingman analyses the gloomy findings from the forecast of the UK housing market recently released by PricewaterhouseCoopers
David Kingman ponders what kind of “legacy” the people responsible for London’s successful Olympic Games will actually be able to achieve
Billy Harding, a volunteer at IF and second year student at Exeter University, has been digging into the contract which new students will be signing up to for the loans – and doesn’t much like what he sees
Antony Mason sees much to commend in “Plan B for Youth”, launched by the think-tank Compass on 17 July
Sarah Cruz Lima, of the Institute for Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University, describes the imperfect efforts to curb dumping at sea, a classic case of short-term expediency with clear long-term – hence intergenerational – implications