Short-termism remains rife in politics in the UK and around the world.
The many competing demands of modern society and economics mean that politicians are understandably consumed by immediate needs, and short electoral cycles often mean that issues of sustainability are overlooked. This has led to calls, from across the political spectrum, to repair the social contract between current generations and invest for the benefit of future generations.
On 19 April we convened an expert panel to discuss how political systems around the world could entrench sustainability into policy making. The workshop asked how we might bring more long-term thinking into policymaking to manage risks and uncertainties that transcend generations, and what this could mean for democracy today. You can read a review of the event here.