New APPG for Cross-Party Dialogue on Future Generations

An All-Parliamentary Group for Future Generations has just been set up in the House of Commons with the aim to “raise the profile of issues affecting future generations in Parliament and explore ways to institutionalise representation of future generations.” It is chaired by Daniel Ziechner, MP.

This APPG arose following some research at Cambridge University which explored the rights and representation of future generations in political systems around the world. The Secretariat for the APPG is based at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER).

The goal is to: “​create​ ​space​ ​for​ ​cross-party dialogue​ ​on​ ​​combating​ ​short-termism​ ​​in​ ​policymaking;​ ​and​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​​internalise longer-term​ ​considerations​​ ​into​ ​today’s​ ​decision-making.” Issues identified include climate change, public health, and “​catastrophic​ ​and​ ​existential​ ​risks​ ​arising​ ​from​ ​emerging technologies”.

The APPG will be holding speaker​ ​events​ ​and​ ​discussion​ ​roundtables; providing briefings on catastrophic risks, and building a network of parliamentarians,​ ​academics,​ ​industry​ ​stakeholders​ ​and​ ​other​ ​APPGs.

If you want to know more about the APPG and how you might get involved, you can contact them at: secretariat@appgfuturegenerations.com

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