Future generations

One of the most important insights to emerge slowly over the past hundred years is that the actions of the current generation – that is, what we do – could have profound and far-reaching effects for future generations. This raises urgent questions about our obligations to future generations, questions about how we should morally evaluate different alternatives that will have consequences far into the future, and questions about intergenerational justice. Climate justice is one such question. The objective of this research is to find reasonable answers to questions about our obligations toward future generations and about what value we might ascribe to future lives and living conditions in the context of our policy decisions.

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