What are the long-term consequences of decisions we make today, and to what extent should the interests of future generations be taken into account? There is a wide range of public policy challenges that require us to provide some sort of answer to these questions.
This interdisciplinary seminar series brings together academics and experts to address the implications of critical questions arising from ideas of intergenerational justice. Speakers will consider different areas of public policy and ethical debate, including climate change, sustainability and fiscal strategies for population ageing. Even with broad agreement that we should consider the interests of future generations in our collective decision-making, there is plenty of room for argument and debate about detailed application to different cases and circumstances.