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How Can Institutional Mechanisms Safeguard for Tomorrow, Today? Part 1

Oct 2014

Why is intergenerational equity not better reflected in our policies? Why do calls on policymakers to extend their concern beyond short-term election cycles tend to be ignored? On October 21, a year on from the release of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations' Report ‘Now for the Long Term’, the conference will examine these questions and options for better embedding a long-term perspective in our institutions.

Two sessions will evaluate innovative mechanisms and tools for re-orienting our practices towards the future. The effectiveness and legitimacy of various measures such as ombudspersons for future generations or improved reporting methods will be assessed by leading practitioners and theorists.