World Future Council

The World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. Its 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision-makers with effective policy solutions. In-depth research underpins advocacy work for international agreements, regional policy frameworks and national lawmaking and thus produces practical and tangible results.

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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Earth Emergency: World Future Council Issues Global Policy Action Plan
With growing climate chaos and desertification, biodiversity decline, ocean pollution and forest decimation, the interlinked crises brought about by human action are threatening the very capacity of the earth to sustain life. Defining a political framework for changing course, the policy advocacy organisation World Future Council presents an emergency policy agenda consisting of 24 tipping-point policies that need to be implemented globally to preserve a habitable planet.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Climate Change: National governments must focus on Sustainable City Development
In a new report titled "Regenerative Cities" the World Future Council (WFC) called today on national governments at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún to enable their cities to take vigorous measures to deal with climate change. "Cities must be the focal point of action in the global effort to reduce global warming", WFC Co-Founder Prof. Herbert Girardet said in an official press conference at the UN climate summit.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
100% Renewable Energy for Cities Is Possible
Climate change is to a large degree caused by the fossil fuel consumption by cities and is a huge threat to urban areas at the same time. It is alarming that neither industrialised nor developing countries have coherent strategies for efficient, renewable energy supply for their cities. And there is little sign of appropriate, practical measures being taken.
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Newswire article
Friday, May 29, 2009
Crimes Against Future Generations Need to Become Taboo
How can we prevent and prosecute activities today that severely threaten the living conditions and health of those living in the future? This was the theme at the symposium of 120 international law experts in Montréal on May 28-29, where the World Future Council (WFC) presented its pioneering work on Crimes against Future Generations for discussion.
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