Signatories including Caroline Lucas and Bambos Charalambous say it is essential to deal with coronavirus as a global emergency, but that we must also work harder to predict and prepare for existential risks. They are backing the wellbeing of future generations bill
As we work to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, all of us – individuals, families, communities, and the worlds of business, finance and government – are reminded of the importance of thinking, planning and budgeting for the long term.
It is essential to deal with coronavirus as it is – a global emergency – but it is clear we must work harder to predict and prepare for the existential risks we face. Not only the threat of pandemics, but the climate crisis and unchecked technological advancements.