Submissions & letters

FDSD produces submissions and letters in response to national and international consultations, and raises issues directly, either by ourselves or with partners.

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Submissions & Letters

Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Consultation on the Government’s Approach to Sustainable Development

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FDSD submitted a response on 1st September 2015 to the Environmental Audit Committee’s consultation on The Government’s Approach to Sustainable Development. The EAC’s consultation aims to stocktake the current UK Government approach to sustainable development, as well as the kind of themes and inquiries which the EAC could pursue over this parliamentary term. Our response included recommendations...

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Civil society groups urge UN Secretary General to take future generations seriously

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FDSD, as part of the Alliance for Future Generations, joined international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in urging UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give priority, and proper resources, to a report on intergenerational solidarity and future generations, as required by the Rio+20 outcome document The Future We Want.

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Submission to the PASC Inquiry into Government policy and the capacity for strategic thinking in Whitehall

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FDSD submitted evidence to the PASC (Public Administration Select Committee) Inquiry into Government policy and the capacity for strategic thinking in Whitehall arguing that the UK needs to create new institutions to overcome short-term electoral cycles, and to have regard for the needs of future generations.

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Joint letter to Mr Cameron: We want a ‘New Politics of the Future’

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Ten civil society chief executives, including FDSD, signed an open letter calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to go beyond his pledge for a ‘New Politics’ to adopt a “New Politics of the Future” since short-termism is hampering progress on tackling climate change; as well as changing demographics; youth unemployment; and environmental and social injustice.

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