Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations to launch report

09 September 2013

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The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations is a groundbreaking initiative, which has brought together international leaders to address the growing short-term preoccupations of politics and break the current gridlock in dealing with key global problems. On 16 October we will present the commission’s final report and registration to attend is now open. Places are limited, so please book early to join in the discussion.

Taking place at the Institution of Civil Engineers at One Great George Street, London, the launch will bring members of the Commission together with its chair, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, for a wide-ranging discussion of the findings and implications for policy-makers, business and civil society.

Launched last autumn, the Commission set out to identify ways to overcome today's impasse in key economic, climate, trade, security, and other negotiations, drawing on the expertise of its members and the latest analysis of global best practice, as well as the wide-ranging work of more than 300 scholars associated with the Oxford Martin School.

Over the past 11 months the Commissioners – leaders from government, business and society - have worked together to forge new approaches for societies to deal with the major challenges of the 21st century, from climate change and the security of food and water through to economic inequality, energy systems, technology and geopolitics.

Pascal Lamy and Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, will be joined at the report launch by Commissioners Dr Roland Berger, Dr Mo Ibrahim, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Professor Martin Rees, and Professor Nicholas Stern. Register now to book your place at this event.