Today, I am introducing the Future Generations Bill on behalf of independent peer, John Bird (founder of Big Issue). This Bill aims to look after the interests of the very young and those not yet born. In the words of John Bird, the world of tomorrow should: “… not simply be an accumulation of the half-arsed hopes and the short-term governmental thinking of days gone by.”
We need the kind of thinking that will eliminate poverty and secure the future of the planet. The climate strikers are a prime example of people wanting action now to guarantee their well-being in the future. This Bill builds on the Welsh Assembly idea of a Commissioner for future generations. Our UK politicians all need this kind of powerful voice in their ear.