Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) and the ;Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development(FDSD).

Government decision making is often short term, failing to account for the impact on future generations. In policy areas such as climate change, social care, infrastructure and pensions, long-term considerations are often overlooked as short-term political dynamics take priority. This event will explore the potential to establish a UK-wide Commissioner for Future Generations.​

A small number of nations are experimenting with a novel political institution to promote the long-term interests of future generations: Commissioners and Ombudsman for Future Generations. The most recent example is the Commissioner established in Wales in 2016.​

We will hear from speakers who have intimate knowledge of the work of Commissioners and Ombudsman around the world. Importantly, we will consider the opportunities and challenges to introducing a Commissioner at the UK level and/or within the nations of the UK, building on the pioneering work of the Welsh Government.​​


Peter Davies, formerly the Sustainable Futures Commissioner in Wales​

Sándor Fülöp, formerly the Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations of Hungary​

With provocations from:​

Victor Anderson, CUSP​

Andrea Westall, FDSD​


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