Per­haps no oth­er pol­i­cy area affects younger and future gen­er­a­tions like that of envi­ron­men­tal and cli­mate pol­i­cy. Inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice here means leav­ing an intact envi­ron­ment for future gen­er­a­tions. Bio­di­ver­si­ty and the preser­va­tion of ecosys­tems upon which we all depend, the respon­si­ble use of nat­ur­al resources, devel­op­ing solu­tions for nuclear waste dis­pos­al and tack­ling cli­mate change are all important.

A short-sight­ed envi­ron­men­tal and cli­mate pol­i­cy on the oth­er hand will make things worse and threat­en lives and livelihoods.

The FRFG wants the present gen­er­a­tion to take the peo­ple who live on earth after us into account when mak­ing polit­i­cal deci­sions. That is why FRFG is com­mit­ted to a respon­si­ble cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal pol­i­cy both nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly. The FRFG is accred­it­ed by the Eco­nom­ic and Social Coun­cil (ECOSOC) of the Unit­ed Nations and has sent young del­e­gates to the annu­al UN World Cli­mate Con­fer­ences since 2008. In nego­ti­a­tions with diplo­mats and deci­sion-mak­ers as well as lec­tures, pan­el dis­cus­sions, and protest actions which fea­ture in the media award-win­ning doc­u­men­taries. FRFG del­e­gates helped ensure that inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice was enshrined in the Paris Cli­mate Treaty.


Find out more about the FRFG’s award-winning youth exchange between Germany and Fiji on the occasion of COP23.


Read our position paper (in German)