Without intergenerational equity, say goodbye to civilisation

The Goa Foundation, an environmental NGO in India, has had a remarkable impact. Their clear perspective on intergenerational equity, and practical path to implementation, have scored major wins in Goa and India, especially on mineral policy (a permanent fund and caps), and helped to bring about groundbreaking interpretations of the Constitution to protect and conserve the natural resources nationally. Rahul… Read more »

The smaller generation to come – worldwide

Here’s some good news for the planet: the human population is set to peak and stabilise, not rising much above  9.7 billion, the total that it will reach around the year 2050, according to the latest UN figures. Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, explains how this works, and why it… Read more »

Worldwide Intergenerational Fairness Week: begins here!

The Intergenerational Foundation has gathered voices from around the world, and voices with a global perspective, to report on the state of international intergenerational fairness. The result is a series of articles collected together in a Blog Week, starting today, and introduced here by IF’s editor, Antony Mason

Can the UK achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?

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

Being more connected does not mean young people are less lonely

Loneliness Awareness Week is currently taking place across the UK. This year’s theme is reducing the stigma around loneliness. IF Junior Researcher Melissa Bui assesses whether young people are indeed more connected, how this relates to their experiences of loneliness, and what is being done about it

IF’s research features strongly in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration’s Interim Report

The recently-launched interim report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration drew heavily on IF’s analysis of age segregation in England and Wales. David Kingman looks at what conclusions they reached about how to combat the lack of integration between different generations