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  • Geoff Mulgan

How to reflect the interests of future generations in today’s decisions

I’ve done a paper (with Robyn Bennett, who helps run the Creative Bureaucracy festival in Berlin) on future generations and how to reflect their interests in today’s decisions. It will be discussed at a session next Monday (1.30-3pm) in Cardiff and online, with the Wales Future Generations Commissioner and others involved in the field around the world (

The piece was prepared because of growing interest around the world in giving this agenda a stronger institutional form, and in part because we knew that not much would be said during the UK election about medium to long-term issues and challenges. 

The paper looks at the rationales for thinking much longer term and documents the many recent innovations in law, institutions and finance globally that try to escape the tyranny of the immediate (the picture is a mural near my home in Luton).

Future generations Mulgan Bennett July 2024
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