The Challenge

How can democracy evolve to better achieve sustainable development?

FDSD brings together civil society, government, business and academia to explore the relationship between sustainable development and democracy and contribute ideas for its adaptation and transformation.

This challenge is also part of the wider pressure on current models of democracy to respond to people’s needs for a different kind of politics and engagement.

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Current themes

We are currently highlighting three inter-related themes:

Latest News & Comment

New chair for FDSD

John Lotherington is delighted to announce that his successor as Chair of FDSD’s Board of Trustees is Graham Smith, Professor of Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. Graham is...

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Winter Newsletter, Jan 2016

Our Winter Newsletter it out! With focus this time on democracy and climate politics. Interesting insights from David Kahane, Simon Burall, Andrea Westall, Halina Ward and János Zlinsky. Please get in touch at if...

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