13 Years after Rio - How far are we in achieving ecological generational justice in Europe
In environmental matters, modern society is living at the cost to future generations. This was the main issue discussed at the Young Leaders Congress 2005 „Ecological Generational Justice into the Constitution”, which brought together more than 50 participants from all over Europe and beyond. At the event, Ecologic Fellow Markus Knigge chaired a panel discussion with Karsten Sach, Head of the Division for International Affairs in the German Ministry for the Environment, and Manfred Bergman, Head of the Unit for Evaluation of Transport, Environment and Energy in the European Commission, on where we are in achieving ecological generational justice in Europe.
After both speakers briefly outlined their personal points of view on the current state of environmental policy in Europe, the main issues discussed included the relationship between economic and ecological development, the interrelation between the European Union and the Member States and the role of Europe at the international level.
- Ecologic Institute Project: Contributions to Generational Accounting to Assess Sustainability