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Giving Tomorrow’s Citizens A Voice Today

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Does the United Kingdom need a Commissioner for Future Generations? What would that role look like and how could we set it up? Participants at an event in April 2017, hosted by FDSD in in partnership with the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for the Study of Democracy suggest there is room for an ombudsman-type role to represent the interests of unborn generations, and identify three possible roads towards it.

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NGO Leaders Meeting on Democracy, Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development organised by Capacity Global and the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

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Leaders from UK NGOs met to explore insights into the relationship between democracy and sustainable development, ways forward, and whether and how NGOs should work together to get democracy working for environmental justice and sustainable development.

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Democracy and Sustainability in Emerging Economies: India as a case study

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The event called for a new set of global ethical principles to underpin climate negotiations and real international democracy. There was also a strong theme around the gap between organic decision-making at the local level and official decision-making. Kalyan Paul advised patience: “It takes time to create democratic institutions.” And Sushma Iyengar believed that when pro-sustainable development practices at local level are lost, democracy can be weakened.

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Democracy and Sustainability event at the Dana Centre, London

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Chaired by Lord Patten, people and organisations from business, civil society and government came together to explore the relationship between democracy and sustainability. There was recognition that sustainable development was not happening and that democracy needed to change in order to meet these challenges.

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