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FDSD is currently redesigning its website and approach for launch in early 2015

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John Elkington remembers Stephen Lloyd – who took a lead in the struggle for sustainable development to be accepted as a charitable objective

We were very saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Lloyd last month.  Stephen represented the Environment Foundation in its long, hard and finally successful case persuading the Charity…

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The Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill starts its legislative journey

The Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill was formally introduced by Jeff Cuthbert,…Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, on 7th July 2014.  It will now progress through various

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Wales Makes Waves

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How can democracies equip themselves to secure sustainable development – the flourishing environment, communities and economies which will be right for future generations as well as right for now?   Wales …

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Inequality and sustainability: better understanding the links


Graham Smith writes:

Equality is a key virtue of both democracy and sustainable development. If democracy is anything, it is a meeting of equals. Where we find large inequalities, democracy …

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We have a moral vocabulary of democratic citizenship, and a moral vocabulary of environmental sustainability—but can our ethics encompass both in harmony?


Robert Seddon writes:

If the people told you, on your first visit to a foreign land, that in their country your right not to have your fingers chopped off would …

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A Manifesto for Democracy and Sustainability

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Early in March, Labour published an independent review called ‘Overcoming Short-termism within British Business’. The picture was not pretty: “Short-termism has become an entrenched feature of the UK business environment” …

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