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UN set to take ‘future generations’ movement global
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UN set to take ‘future generations’ movement global

In a landmark move, the United Nations has announced it will follow The Big Issue’s lead in making sure decisions made today do not hurt future generations.

What is the Future Generations Bill?
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What is the Future Generations Bill?

Big Issue founder Lord John Bird is trying to introduce a private member’s bill that brings long-term thinking to Westminster politics. Here’s everything you need to know

Scotland is getting a new commissioner to look out for future generations
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Scotland is getting a new commissioner to look out for future generations

Big Issue founder Lord John Bird warned England risks being the ‘odd one out’ as Scotland joins Wales in appointing a future generations commissioner to combat short-term thinking in politics

Two-thirds of UK voters want more long-term thinking from politicians
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Two-thirds of UK voters want more long-term thinking from politicians

Why scientists are getting behind the Future Generations Bill
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Why scientists are getting behind the Future Generations Bill

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Big Issue founder’s Future Generations Bill returns to the House of Lords
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Big Issue founder’s Future Generations Bill returns to the House of Lords

Gentrification pleases the investor but does nothing for the people
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Gentrification pleases the investor but does nothing for the people

Future Generations Bill takes first step towards becoming law
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Future Generations Bill takes first step towards becoming law

There’s no time like the present for the Future Generations Bill
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There’s no time like the present for the Future Generations Bill

Future Generations Bill at ‘pivotal point’ in Lords debut
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Future Generations Bill at ‘pivotal point’ in Lords debut

Wellbeing Week: ‘I make decisions to protect my future – leaders should too’
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Wellbeing Week: ‘I make decisions to protect my future – leaders should too’

10-year-old climate activist reacts to becoming a Big Issue cover star
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10-year-old climate activist reacts to becoming a Big Issue cover star

‘They focus on short term fixes’: Why MPs must do better for young people
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‘They focus on short term fixes’: Why MPs must do better for young people

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We need more than money to tackle the big challenges we face
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We need more than money to tackle the big challenges we face

‘You ignored us’: Kids urge ministers to take action on climate and poverty
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‘You ignored us’: Kids urge ministers to take action on climate and poverty

Meet the young people fighting for future generations
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Meet the young people fighting for future generations

Biden is brightness for the US. The UK’s light will come too
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Biden is brightness for the US. The UK’s light will come too

Why it’s time for a law to protect our future generations
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Why it’s time for a law to protect our future generations

Lord John Bird’s Future Generations Bill has made its Commons debut
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Lord John Bird’s Future Generations Bill has made its Commons debut

Read Lord John Bird’s FT letter calling for us to consider future generations
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Read Lord John Bird’s FT letter calling for us to consider future generations

Lord Bird’s Future Generations Bill gets cross-party praise at first reading
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Lord Bird’s Future Generations Bill gets cross-party praise at first reading

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How The Big Issue will future-proof Brexit Britain
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How The Big Issue will future-proof Brexit Britain

Lord Bird has reintroduced his Future Generations Bill to the House of Lords
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Lord Bird has reintroduced his Future Generations Bill to the House of Lords

When it comes to climate, the Future Generations Pledge is the only way
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When it comes to climate, the Future Generations Pledge is the only way

More than 70 politicians backing our Future Generations Pledge were elected
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More than 70 politicians backing our Future Generations Pledge were elected

Almost 600 candidates have signed our Future Generations Pledge
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Almost 600 candidates have signed our Future Generations Pledge

Jeremy Corbyn is putting Future Generations at the Labour manifesto’s heart
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Jeremy Corbyn is putting Future Generations at the Labour manifesto’s heart

Boris Johnson has given our Future Generations Pledge his backing
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Boris Johnson has given our Future Generations Pledge his backing

Caroline Lucas says our Future Generations Pledge puts power in kids’ hands
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Caroline Lucas says our Future Generations Pledge puts power in kids’ hands

Adam Price backs our pledge to tackle the next generation’s momentous task
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Adam Price backs our pledge to tackle the next generation’s momentous task

Nicola Sturgeon says our pledge “shows the direction we want to go in”
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Nicola Sturgeon says our pledge “shows the direction we want to go in”

Lib Dem Leader Jo Swinson has taken our Future Generations Pledge
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Lib Dem Leader Jo Swinson has taken our Future Generations Pledge

All of the major political leaders support our Future Generations Pledge
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All of the major political leaders support our Future Generations Pledge