The Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Future Generations raises awareness and facilitates cross-party dialogue on long-term policy issues. The APPG for Future Generations engages policymakers on topics such as combating political short-termism and mitigating global catastrophic risks.
It is vitally important for our children’s children (and beyond) that governments and the public sector consider the long term. Political short-termism can cause topics with widespread ramifications for the UK and beyond — like climate change, public health trends, and catastrophic and existential risks — to be neglected from the political agenda in favour of urgent matters. In the modern world, with a rapidly accelerating rate of technological change, this is becoming ever more of a crucial issue.
The Secretariat to the APPG for Future Generations aims to:
To do this, it:
Going forward, the APPG for Future Generations plans to:
We previously included the APPG as one of our recommended charities based on Founders Pledge’s evaluation highlighting its cost-effectiveness. Founders Pledge found that the APPG has demonstrated a concrete preliminary impact on UK policymaking and has a clear plan for future growth.
We’ve since updated our recommendations to reflect only organisations recommended by evaluators we’ve looked into as part of our 2023 evaluator investigations; while we expect to soon look into Founders Pledge as part of this more in-depth evaluator research, we haven’t yet. As such, we don't currently include the APPG as one of our recommended programs but you can still donate to it via our donation platform.
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