In a move which demonstrates great far-sightedness towards the interests of younger and future generations, the UK recently became the first major industrialised country to commit itself to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. But is this ambitious target actually achievable? David Kingman investigates
The Prime Minister has just met the boss of Toshiba to discuss a likely high strike price for producing nuclear energy for the UK. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, looks at another huge energy bill likely to land on our children’s shoulders, this time from North Sea oil and gas decommissioning.
Arguments that automation will devastate the job market for future generations are often casually pushed aside as unduly pessimistic, says Antony Mason. But when this is cited by the Governor of the Bank of England as a genuine threat, we really should sit up and take some notice
The Goenchi Mati movement has recently seen a momentous breakthrough. Chloe Wall, IF researcher, examines the implications of this for intergenerational fairness
Yesterday, at the House of Commons, a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Future Generations was launched to promote the interests of unborn generations. Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, was there; here’s his report
Nuclear power has massive and worrying implications for future generations. Now even the short-term economic argument makes no sense. Ashley Seager, co-founder of IF, says it’s time to rethink
Recent decades have seen important steps toward equality for different genders, sexualities and ethnicities. But members of one “group” remain second-class citizens. We must broaden our understanding of social membership and take responsibility for the effects of our actions upon those who will be born after we are gone. Rohin Burney-O’Dowd, IF summer intern, investigates.
Recent research into the future of job automation has intergenerational implications. David Kingman reports
A large share of “extremists” on both sides of the Brexit debate would be happy to see the British economy suffer damage in order to have their way, according to new polling from YouGov. David Kingman looks at the questions this raises for intergenerational fairness
The LSE’s “Generation Brexit” project is gathering young people’s attitudes towards Brexit, in order to ensure their proper representation in the process. David Kingman reports