Inquiry into Long-termism

We are running an inquiry into how UK policy making today considers the long-termism. The inquiry is lead by a cross-party steering committee of 5 MPs and 3 Peers and chaired by Bambos Charalambous MP. See the Terms of Reference here.

Managing Technological Risks for the Future: report of the APPG for Future Generations 

Summary paper setting out the findings and recommendations that arose from the APPGs initial event series on technology and risk over 2018-19.


Risk management in the UK: What can we learn from COVID-19 and are we prepared for the next disaster?

Novmber 2020

This paper assesses how prepared the UK was for a pandemic and suggests ways to ensure it is prepared for future disasters. This paper was written by the secretariat to the APPG, in their capacity as research affiliates at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.

Policy making for the long-term: Literature and stakeholders

October 2019

This paper is written to advise members and the secretariat of the APPG on Future Generations about groups calling for improvements to policy making processes in the UK in order to protect future generations, and set out some of the key changes being called for.

Lessons for a UK Future Generations Bill

Summer 2019

This paper was written to advise members of the APPG on Future Generations and others, of relevant considerations for a UK Future Generations Bill.

Rights and Representation of Future Generations in United Kingdom Policy-Making (pre-print) 

February 2018

This paper lead to the creation of the APPG. It looks at options for representing future generations in UK policymaking and draws on an analyses case studies from Singapore, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Scotland and Wales.

We have also produced a short update looking at how things have changed with these global future generations institutions over 2018-19. See: Policy Bodies for the Future: Where Are They Now?

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