Every country, every individual has to make their own decisions about how best to protect their children's future. Valuing natural wealth is one way governments can and are thinking ahead for those future generations. Improving management of ocean resources and stopping misuse of the oceans is another. So is improving urban and land use planning to avoid creating untenable situations that aren't healthy for people or natural resources. Thinking ahead is critical for current generations as well. As for your plea for vegetarianism, knowing what is in what you eat so you can make healthy food choices that are also good for the planet is an important area where the personal and the political coincide.