A Future Generations Commissioner for the UK | London, 11 April 2017

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+++ The video of the event is available here. +++

FDSD, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity is organising an event on Tuesday 11th April to explore the potential to establish a UK-wide Commissioner for Future Generations.

The event will hear from Peter Davies (formerly the Sustainable Futures Commissioner in Wales) and Sándor Fülöp (formerly the Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations of Hungary), both of whom have intimate knowledge of the work of Commissioners and Ombudsman around the world.

Time will be given to considering the opportunities and challenges to introducing a Commissioner at the UK level and/or within the nations of the UK, building on the pioneering work of the Welsh Government. Government decision making is often short term, failing to account for the impact on future generations. In policy areas such as climate change, social care, infrastructure and pensions, long-term considerations are often overlooked as short-term political dynamics take priority.


  • Peter Davies, formerly the Sustainable Futures Commissioner in Wales
  • Sándor Fülöp, formerly the Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations of Hungary

With provocations from:

  • Victor Anderson, CUSP
  • Andrea Westall, FDSD

The event is free to attend. Please register your seat via Eventbrite.


11 April 2017


The Boardroom
University of Westminster
309 Regents Street
W1B 2UW London

For further questions, please email events@fdsd.org.

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