Commission report downloads top half a million

20 January 2014

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In the three months since its release, Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, has been downloaded more than 850,000 times, in over 160 countries.

The report has received extensive media attention, with more than 65 pieces of television, print, web and radio coverage around the world, and numerous blogs giving analysis from a wide range of viewpoints.

Commission chair Pascal Lamy has held high level discussions with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, with whom he exchanged views on how the work of the Commission could contribute to advancing UN discussion on the post-2015 agenda. The Commission was complimented on its work by former US Vice President Al Gore in his October 31 Distinguished Public Lecture hosted by the School, and the report has been highlighted by the Commissioners at a number of high profile events, including the Transparency International conference in Berlin, the Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Addis Ababa, and the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh.

Following launch events in London, Washington DC, New York City and Berlin, the major challenges featured in the report have been addressed in the Oxford Martin School’s autumn seminar series, and further public events focusing on the report are to be held in early 2014 in Singapore, Geneva, Brussels and London.

The Executive Summary of the report is available in six languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Debate of the report’s themes continues on Twitter with the hashtag #longtermnow, and on the Now for the Long Term live blog.