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: firstname.lastname@example.org