Our beloved nation of Trinidad and Tobago is rich both in natural and human resources. In view of this wealth, our people must recognise the need to manage these resources not only for the benefit of our present citizens, but also for generations to come.
Our society must work for intergenerational justice whereby we think not only of our current needs, but also of the needs of future generations. Although intergenerational justice is a subset of social justice, it is an often-forgotten element in national discourse because it is easy to think only of our current needs, without any reference to the needs of future generations.
The very notion of intergenerational justice requires a paradigm shift in which we acknowledge our interconnection and interdependence with future generations.