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Getting governance right for future generations

FDSD Chair John Lotherington and former FDSD Director Halina Ward are speaking at a major conference on governance for future generations later this month.
Taking place 24-26 April at the…

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30th anniversary of the Environment Foundation and FDSD

This year we have been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Environment Foundation and FDSD, its successor since 2009 – when we changed our name to reflect our new focus…

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(Re)designing democracy for the long term

On Tuesday 3 December, FDSD trustee, Graham Smith, is speaking at a workshop at the Kennedy School’s ASH Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation in Boston.  The theme is ‘(Re)designing…

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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

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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?

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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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