About us

FDSD addresses the challenge of how democracies can adapt to achieve sustainable development. We evolved out of the Environment Trust in 2009, recognising the need to mitigate short-termism in our current political systems and practices, and maximize democratic opportunities to achieve a sustainable world.

FDSD therefore explores the relationship between democracy and sustainable development and contributes to developing practical solutions and ways forward.

We act as a small independent forum which brings together rigorous thinking and practical examples to help inform and create the required change.