One of the challenges in tackling a long-term fundamental issue like climate change is to ensure that the approach taken is “fair” between current and future generations. To help us think about this we commissioned Frontier Economics on a pro bono basis to provide a framework for analysing the issue of intergenerational equity.

This Viewpoint summarises the key messages from that work as we see them, provides some of our own reflections building on the Frontier report and highlights where further work is required.

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This event looked at what the impacts of climate and environmental change are for communities in the UKVideo contributorsshared their lived experiences of the impacts of climate change, including flooding, air pollution, extreme storms and sea level rise. They spoke about the consequences for their communities and families, livelihoods, jobs, and health and wellbeing. The impacts of climate change are not a distant future, but a reality for people across the world and inthe UK today.   

The ideas in this document are those of the panellists and video contributors – full credit must be attributed to them. Find out more about the speakers at the end of this summary. 

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This Briefing summarises the latest research from Sustainability First’s major 3-year ‘Fair for the Future’ project. This project has mapped the disruptive landscape of risks and opportunities behind the case for public purpose orientated utilities and set out what companies need to do to move in this direction (including how progress can be measured) and the implications of this for policy and regulation in the energy, water and communications sectors. This Briefing is primarily focused on energy.

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How can we live more sustainably? This event explored the social and environment impacts of our actions as individuals and communities. It shared practical tips and ideas for living more sustainably as individuals, from cutting our carbon emissions to raising our voices on climate issues. It also looked at how we link these with wider systems changes and the actions needed by business and government to support this change.

The ideas in this document are those of the panellists and video contributors – full credit must be attributed to them. Find out more about the speakers at the end of this summary.

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The last year has seen a significant amount of CMA activity in the water and energy sectors.  This Viewpoint explores the differences in the appeals regime in these sectors, the basis for the recent appeals and their implications for purposeful regulation.  To address the challenges of net-zero and to facilitate the purposeful agenda, the appeals regime needs reform. 

To help reduce the focus on legal processes, and increase transparency and trust, this paper makes three suggestions for how the regime could be improved in terms of: cost of capital; social and environmental initiatives; and major investments and efficiency.

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What do we value in society? considered how social values may have shifted through the Covid-19 crisis and lockdowns, as well as what values we need to live more sustainably and how these can be put into action.

The ideas presented here are those of the panellists and video contributors - full credit must be attributed to them. Find out more about the speakers at the end of this summary. 

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Voices for the Future shared creative visions for a more sustainable future. It set out actions needed today and in the years ahead to realise those visions. And discussed how to ensure a diversity of views shape the UK’s response to the climate crisis and build a fairer society.

The ideas presented in this summary note are those of the panellists and video contributors - full credit must be attributed to them.

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