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Inquiry into Long-Termism Into Policymaking

Call for Evidence

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Future Generations is launching a written call for evidence for its inquiry on how to improve long-term thinking in policy making. 

The inquiry is looking at the following key questions:

  • To what extent is a lack of long-term thinking a challenge in policy making?  Why is long-term thinking important?

  • What are some of the root causes of failures in long-term thinking?

  • What are some good success stories?  What are some examples of poor long-term planning?

  • How can we better incorporate long-term thinking in the policy making process? 

Submission Guidelineses

If you would like to submit written evidence, please ensure that it adheres to the following guidelines:

  • In Word format

  • No more than 2,000 words in length

  • States clearly who the submission is from, i.e. whether from yourself in a personal capacity or sent on behalf of an organisation.  If you wish your submission to be anonymous, please specify that.

Please send your submissions to Attn: Caroline Baylon at by March 1, 2021.

You are encouraged to share this widely among your networks.


APPGs are informal groups in the UK Parliament that bring together members of both houses and all political parties around topics of common interest.  The APPG on Future Generations aims to raise awareness of long-term risks and to foster cross-party dialogue around these issues.  It was established by the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk ( at the University of Cambridge.

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