The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (SRzG) sent the following note to De Letters van Utrecht:
For the first time in history, the right of future generations to live on an ecologically intact, biologically varied planet is in danger. There is thus a pressing need to instil a long-term consciousness in humankind in order to safeguard the rights of today’s youth and future generations.
We therefore warmly greet the founding of The Letters of Utrecht as a creative solution to perspectivising the need for society to function intergenerationally. We hope that the long-term consciousness of visitors will be awoken through the contemplation of the project’s timescale, which spans far in excess of any of the founders or contributors.
As a political think-tank, we also hope that awareness of intergenerational justice and sustainability will be transformed into action inside the political arena as a result of the project.
We fully support this initiative!
Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations
The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (SRzG / FRFG) was founded in 1997 in Germany as a research institute interconnecting science, politics and the business world. It deepens the knowledge about intergenerational justice and sustainability issues through its profound and practical research.