Posts By: Linda Geßner

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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Switzerland to vote on Green Economy legislation

On 25 September 2016, the Swiss electorate will vote on the popular initiative: ‘For a sustainable and resource-efficient economy (Green Economy)’. The successful adoption of the initiative will oblige the confederation, cantons and communes to ensure that the Swiss economy “makes efficient use of natural resources from home and abroad and does as little harm as...

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The UK under a ‘hard’ and a ‘soft’ Brexit | Expert Review

“Brexit means Brexit,” said Theresa May in one of her first public statements as Prime Minister. But what does that mean – for agriculture, fisheries, the environment and climate change in the UK? These were the leading questions in a recent study by Dr Charlotte Burns (University of York), Prof Andrew Jordan and Dr Viviane...

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Two new trustees for FDSD

FDSD is delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees: Peter Davies and Sándor Fülöp. Both are well known for their outstanding contributions to sustainability and democratic reform. As Welsh Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Peter was a key figure in the creation of the innovative Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. Amongst other commitments,...

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