In Search of Good Ancestors

Posted on February 19, 2021
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IID speaker Roman Krznaric argues that a new movement has awoken during the COVID-19 pandemic. A movement that looks at “long-term thinking and intergenerational justice” where the sustainable future is as important as the here and now.

 “This movement recognises a disturbing truth: we have colonised the future. In wealthy countries especially, we treat it like a distant outpost where we can freely dump ecological damage and technological risk – as if there was nobody there.”

 In his opinion column in The Guardian newspaper, Roman points to grassroots movements and citizens’ assemblies around the world, that focus their efforts on future generations. And it’s not just politics. Roman points to movements in the arts, business, and science that are engaged in finding solutions that will help future generations.

Roman Krznaric is the author of The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World and he will be speaking at IID in the Development and its Futures webinar on March 23.

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