In times of climate change, overconsumption, and ecological collapse, we must re-think the meaning of prosperity: What is needed are new visions of environmentally sustainable, yet still flourishing societies. This research workshop considers the political foundations of such societies, bringing together papers on both the barriers and new possibilities of sustainability politics in the current conjecture.
Civil society and business
A new global study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found that the number of lawsuits involving climate change has tripled since 2014 with most of climate change litigation cases being carried out in the U.S.
The last week of April, FDSD Trustee and Director of the School of International Futures, Cat Tully, was invited to guest edit openDemocracy on the theme “Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future”.
Jetske Germing, Open Government Wales Officer at WCVA*, was at the launch of the new Open Government Pioneers project in Wales and in this guest blogs shares her insights. (The report first appeared on the WCVA blog page.)
The Futures Centre is an online community run by Forum for the Future. By tracking trends, sharing resources, and stimulating dialogue, the platform harnesses “the digital world to explore how change is unfolding and make considered choices about what we do today for better outcomes tomorrow.”
The Alternative UK is a new political platform based in the United Kingdom and is inspired and associated with the Danish Green party Alternativet. Through curation, editorial, public events, commissioning and research, the platform aims “to transform the language and practice of politics” in the UK.
The election of Donald Trump as President of the Unites States, and his early actions as President - so reminiscent of his reality TV performances, but now with real and potentially destructive impact – have significance for the whole world, but they are of course the latest iteration of a populist trend which has been growing across the developed world....
March 22nd 2017 is World Water Day. 400 international thought leaders will meet to launch WATERSHED – “a global conversation that will help shift how the world values and understands its single most precious resource: water”. The event which includes invitations for people to share their stories, will start with an address by Pope...
Peter Davies is an FDSD Trustee and Chairs Welsh Water’s Customer Challenge Group. Where I was born in Pembrokeshire in south west Wales, 61 years ago, our water came from a well. Piped water arrived only after my father dug a ¾ mile trench to connect to the mains. The majority of people around the...
The theme of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 was that Water Connects across all of sustainable development and across geographies. But to ensure against future conflict and scarcity, the messages and recommendations from the event also highlighted how we need to rethink and create governance models within and across countries.