The 6th CUSP Nature of Prosperity Dialogue takes as its theme the challenge of Activism in a New Climate. The Manchester event promises to be a lively debate between politicians, activists and academics on one of the most topical questions of our time: how should citizens now act in the face of the climate crisis? The event will include a performance of The World We Made—an urgent new play about our common future; an interactive exhibition on the People’s Palace of Possibilities. Speakers include Rebecca Willis, George Barda, Sherilyn MacGregor, Brian Doherty, Tim Jackson and Rowan Williams. Booking is now open online. Further details will be confirmed shortly.
Monthly Archives: October 2019
Our politics is too short-term. Our democracy seems unable to deal with long-term challenges. But change is at hand. With support from FDSD and other partners, The Big Issue founder, Lord Bird, has introduced the Future Generations Bill in the UK Parliament, and is working to build a cross-party alliance of MPs and Peers to change the law.
"When they go short-term, we go long-term…" FDSD trustee Andrea Westall recently joined Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd for their Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast, to discuss the urgent need for representation of future generations in today's politics. With invited guests including Sophie Howe and Laurie Laybourn-Langton the podcast investigates the prevalent short-termism in politics, its impact on key issues such as the environmental emergency and how to design new institutions to overcome it.