The first aspect the authors look at in this blog post is the future of children and our ability to ensure that future generations still have a childhood on this planet to enjoy. In this context, they also take a look at children's rights.
The second aspect is the generational relationship between children and parents. It is quite fitting that the United Nations has designated June 1 as World Parents' Day - after all, the two are inextricably linked.
Using data from the 2010 International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) and the 2008 European Values Study (EVS), the authors aim to shed light on two things: (a) respondents' attitudes toward scientific solutions to environmental threats and (b) respondents' views on rights and responsibilities toward their parents and children.