New study: Financing the Green Climate Fund

A sustainable future is only possible if we can limit global warming to 2°C. In order to achieve this goal, an estimated $1000 billion need to be invested annually in developing climate friendly energy production solutions. This can be accomplished through the purchase of Green Climate Bonds by Central Banks. Read our brand new study which outlines why and how.

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Capital Markets Union: EU chose wrong flagship policies

The planned Capital Markets Union of the European Commission is not necessary for the economy and will lead to increased lending within the financial sector. Parliamentarians should instead focus on the much-needed regulation of shadow banking. Click here to read our response to the EC green paper “Building a Capital Markets Union”.

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“Essential Ingredients for a Sustainable Future"

The decisions that we make today will impact the generations of the future. Our conference on "Essential ingredients for a Sustainable Future" considered how institutions dedicated to safeguarding the future can drive sustainable change, incorporating long-term solutions to build more peaceful and resilient societies. Click here for more information.

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Future Policy Award 2015: Call for nominations launched!

Children are our future and this year we are celebrating the world’s best laws and policies that secure some of their most fundamental rights as stated in the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNRC). More than 300 international experts are invited to submit their nominations. For more information please contact Samia Kassid.

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Arms Control Exchange - from Argentina to BIH

As part of our follow-up activities to the 2013 Future Policy Award on Disarmament, on March 6-7, we brought together representatives from Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina to exchange their experiences in addressing small arms issues. Click here to find out more and here for pictures!

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WFC calls for political intervention to end FGM

Members of the WFC call on the governments of all countries concerned to take tough measures against Female Genital Mutilation. In a joint appeal they emphasize that it is a question of political will and consistent implementation of laws to stop these human rights violations against women and girls. Read the press release here.

New Report: Imagine a Regenerative City

Six key recommendations on how to enable a local regenerative transition are highlighted in the report Imagine A Regenerative City. It paints the vision of a regenerative city and outlines how to get there and summarises the expert debates arising from the Future of Cities Forum 2014. Thanks to all participants for their insights and for daring to rethink the urban agenda!

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