Events 1 - Network of Institutions for Future Generations
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Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future: a comparative constitutional law perspective
In his Report entitled "Intergenerational solidarity and the needs of future generations" the Secretary General of the UN explicitly referred to those national institutions and bodies, which play a pioneering role in the national implementation of sustainable development and intergenerational solidarity.
On the basis of our special responsibility for promoting the needs of future generations as outlined in the Report, the Hungarian Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and his deputy, the Commissioner for Future Generations wish to contribute to a closer cooperation between the national institutions mentioned in the Report with the aim of exchanging good practices for the national implementation of sustainability and intergenerational justice. In a first step, the Hungarian Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and the Commissioner for Future Generations are planning a conference to understand the unique characteristics of the relevant national institutions entrusted with promoting intergenerational solidarity as well as the legal principles and processes underlying their work. We expect that the conference will also shed light on how these national bodies may contribute to the efforts of the United Nations in protecting the interests of future generations.
The proposed conference will focus on the legal aspects of the protection and promotion of the interests of future generations on the basis of the principles of intergenerational law. Following the presentation of the selected model institutions, panel discussions are planned centering on the different constitutional and environmental law principles underlying the work of such bodies both from a practitioner and an academic perspective. Therefore, we invite recognized international scholars of constitutional and environmental law, sustainable development, and intergenerational equity to define a potential legal framework necessary for national and international implementation. Panels will encourage discussion among participants of different expertise providing opportunities to link theory to practical implementation.
All the participants hope that the conference will create a network between the model institutions serving as a platform for future cooperation.
Building Our Common Future - The role of the Network of Institutions for Future Generations in safeguarding the future
I am very honoured to Chair this important Network as we continue to provide a voice for future generations across the world. The Network offers an opportunity for nations to work together to combat present and future challenges. We’ve all got a part to play in the well-being of the planet and its peoples.
Committee for the Future - Finland
Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development - Germany
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Canada
Commissioner for Future Generations - Wales
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment - New Zealand
Former Commissioner for Future Generations - Israel
Ombudsman for Children - Norway
Ombudsman for Future Generations - Hungary
Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment - Australia Capital Territory