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1 The rights and interests of future generations and the Hungarian attepts to represent and protect them Sandor Fulop, president Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA)

2 Content Intergernerational justice and sustainable development The history of the Hungarian experiment Clarification & Networking Similar organisations in other countries The ombudsman institution in the system of public participation

3 Intergernerational justice and sustainable development From the Brundtland Commission definition to the Rio+20 The Future we Want Sustainable development at Kramer that opens the gate for Balaton Group ideas The system approach: flows and stocks, hierarchy and the system of sustainable development in Rio+20

4 The history of the Hungarian experiment The fight of an NGO, Védegylet (Protect the Future) and the 2007 political stalemate Recruitment, 2+1 functions, legal tools and their use Results The FGO turned out system alien or the system is alien? The compromise in the constitution, the half empty (full) glass

5 5 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the gene-bank of Érd would have disappeared

6 6 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the Hungarian public water utilities would have been privatized

7 7 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman a huge straw-fired power plant would have been established in the World Heritage of Tokaj region

8 8 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman a shopping mall and a parking lot would have been replaced the protected peat-bog of Dunakeszi

9 9 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman an oversized golf-course and housing estate would have been built on high quality cropland near Páty

10 10 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the right of public participation in decision- making would have been violated several times

11 11 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the act on world heritage would not be in force (Tokaj, Erzsébetváros, Anker köz)

12 12 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the waste utilization factory of the Borsod Metalworks would still be polluting

13 13 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman we would not know, where the price of Kyoto quotes can be found

14 14 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the Red Bull Air Race would still endanger the protected site

15 15 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman the noise emitted by the Mohács Cardboard Factory would still disturb the rest of the neighbourhood

16 16 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman large military radar station would have been constructed next to the residential area of the city of Pécs

17 17 Without the Office of the Future Generations Ombudsman no one would be aware of the fact that in a kindergaten by the highway M3 the noise and air pollution limits are not observed

18 Clarification & Networking A self deceiving world, a social level denial Systematic problems, systematic solutions Added value, comparative advantage to the administrative bodies: several administrative, several legal branches, several sciences Networking with clients, networking with scientists and authorities (e.g. the Danube ecological service; or the gene bank projects)

19 Similar organisations in other countries The New Jersey chief environmental prosecutor ( ) The New Zealand environmental commissioner (1987-) The Israeli future generation parliamentary commissioner ( ) The Welsh, French, Maltese, Belgian, Norvegian initiatives – so far The wouldbe global high commissioner for FG

20 The ombudsman institution in the system of public participation Ombudsman procedure as an extraordinary legal remedy The ombudsman as a capacity building tool Networking with environmental NGOs Active and passive information dissemination – the communication policy of the FGO Participation in the decision-making procedure of the environmental ombudsman


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