Posts By: Linda Geßner

Taking account of intergenerational fairness | New IFoA Bulletin launched

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has launched the first in a series of bulletins on intergenerational fairness. Focussing on the risks to financial stability posed by climate change, it seeks to raise risk awareness among decision makers of not considering long-term implications of societal, environmental and technological changes. In order “to raise the...

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Prosperity without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow

A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth – the landmark work by Professor Tim Jackson – was launched on 19 December at the University of Surrey, at an event which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate. The publication of Prosperity without Growth in 2009 marked a critical intervention in the sustainability debate. Tim...

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Interview with new trustee Dr. Sándor Fülöp | Looking back at the impact and role of Hungary’s Ombudsman for Future Generations

From May 2008 to August 2012 Dr. Sándor Fülöp was the first Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations in Hungary. He is president of the Hungarian Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA), works on public interest environmental cases as a private attorney, teaches and does international consultancy work in environmental law and policy. Sándor has authored...

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Call for applicants with communications expertise to join our board

The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (FDSD) is a charity which explores and creates practical responses to the challenge of how democracies can adapt to achieve sustainable development. Trustees play an active role in the organisations’ activities, including writing articles, contributing content for our website and quarterly online newsletter, as well as coordinating events....

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Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience | Report

The acute storms in the UK during the winter of 2013/14 and 2015/16 have revealed a problem that is now understood to be chronic: with climate change materialising more forcefully, severe flooding will become part of life for many communities across the UK. Recognising children’s perspectives – and capacities – will be a vital part...

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Economics for Everyone | The Citizens Economic Council

‘It’s the economy, stupid’! Governments rise and fall on the back of economic success or failure. For the public, the economy is consistently ranked among the top three issues of concern. Yet, few people feel literate enough to understand economic policy, to distinguish necessity from ideology, not to mention to actually contribute to the economic...

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