The welfare of future generations is dependent on the decisions of today’s generations in the most intricate manner. Peoples’ attitude to natural and built environment today will determine the possibilities of the generations to come, be it access to natural resources for development purposes, the availability of clean air in our cities or just the simple enjoyment of natural landscapes.
The eminent principle of intergenerational equity calls for the careful consideration of the needs of future generations when we make decisions with such long term effects. However, these long term interests are often overlooked for overriding short term benefits or for the lack of vision and political will. The institutional safeguarding of the needs of coming generations is therefore in the interest of all. This fact has been acknowledged by the Hungarian Parliament through the establishment, in 2007, of a Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations.
Since the launching of our Office in mid 2008 a dedicated team of lawyers and scientist has been active in promoting such noble goals through the investigation of citizen complaints and the development of policy initiatives in environmental and sustainability matters.
Please come and join us in our quest for making a difference for future generations!