The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, launched in September 2012, aims to address the growing short term preoccupations of modern politics and identify ways to overcome today’s impasse in key economic, climate, trade, security, and other negotiations.
Chaired by Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, the Commission brings together leaders from government, business and society to examine the current gridlock in international and national attempts to deal with key global problems. Building on an international programme of workshops and events across the year, the Commission aims to report in late 2013.
24 Apr 2013
“We need to keep our minds open, or at least ajar to a future which might seem like science fiction today”, said Lord Martin Rees in a wide-ranging speech to the 2013 Global Scholars Symposium (GSS) on Saturday 20 April in Cambridge...
12 Apr 2013
How can we overcome the chronic short-termism of our politics? Writing for the Guardian's Science Policy blog, Natalie Day calls for a new approach to long-range decision-making.
25 Mar 2013
Food security, energy infrastructure, urbanisation and US-China relations were amongst the issues grappled with by the new leadership of the Chinese Government as part of the prestigious China Development Forum 2013 this weekend. The Summit is ...