The Future Generations Bill: a new landmark in intergenerational justice

On Monday 21 October, Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones introduced Lord Bird’s Future Generations Bill in the House of Lords. With the bill seeking to revolutionise policy thinking by encouraging policy makers to incorporate the implications for future generations as well as current ones, IF placement Cameron Leitch explores what impact this bill could have… Read more »

How can Wales invest in climate action today for future generations?

Around the world, all who are interested in intergenerational issues look to Wales, whose government has created the role of Future Generations Commissioner, to assess the long-term, intergenerational impact of policy and legislation. Here, the first Commissioner, Sophie Howe, tells us more about her pioneering role, but begins with an impassioned plea for action now… Read more »

Rigged: How the oil and gas industry is undermining future generations

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.

“Not tonight, Josephine” – Intergenerational Fairness delayed again

Politicians are apt to regret not doing more about key issues when they had the chance. As Angus Hanton, co-founder of IF, points out, intergenerational fairness is one such issue, as spotlighted in an exchange in parliament following the recent Spring Budget Statement

Just launched: a 10,000-euro prize for academic essays!

The biennial Intergenerational Justice Prize has just been announced, with a deadline of 1 July 2018, and a total of €10,000 (yes, ten thousand euros) up for grabs. IF’s Antony Mason explains

Votes at 16 bill torpedoed (again)

In the House of Commons, a private member’ s bill to reduce the voting age to 16 was squeezed out by a time limit on Friday 3 November – “sabotaged” by the Conservatives, according to Opposition MPs. It now has little chance of becoming law. IF supporter Melissa Jane Knight sees this as both deeply… Read more »