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Here at the World Future Council we endeavor to bring the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. We inform policy makers about future just policies and advise them on how to implement these. Political solutions for the challenges of our time exist! >>
New global alliance established
Go 100% Renewable Energy Campaign
The World Future Council has helped to establish a new global alliance of civil society organizations, academics, business associations and policy makers. At the Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference, in San Francisco in April the alliance called upon national legislators to commit to 100 percent renewable energy in the power, heating & cooling and transportation sector. Other founding partners of „Go 100% Renewable Energy Campaign“ are the World Wind Energy Association, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and the World Bioenergy Association. >>
Future Policy Award 2013
World Future Council has gained two strong partners
This year’s Future Policy Award will celebrate the world’s best disarmament policies. In addition to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) the World Future Council has also gained the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) as a partner for this important event. The nominated policies will be announced at the beginning of June. The Award will be presented in a ceremony on the eve of UN Disarmament Week (24 - 30 October 2013) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. >>
Launch of new WFC report
Feed-in Tariffs best tool to unlock Africa’s untapped renewable energy potential
An in-depth report for policy makers shows that Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff policies (REFiT) are the most promising mechanism to unlock the renewable energy development in Africa. The report by the World Future Council and the Heinrich Böll Foundation provides analysis of planned and existing REFiT policies in 13 African countries: Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. It doubles as a comprehensive guide for African decision and policy makers on how to support the uptake of renewable energy. Check out our press release for further information.
WFC issues Global Policy Action Plan
The interlinked crises brought about by human action are severely threatening the well-being of future generations. Defining a political framework for changing course, the World Future Council now presents an emergency policy agenda consisting of 24 tipping-point policies that need to be implemented globally to preserve a habitable planet. Download it here and help spreading it!
Nuclear Abolition Forum
Successful launch of second edition: “Moving beyond nuclear deterrence”
The second edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum was launched in Geneva by World Future Councillor Alyn Ware together with Ambassador Urs Schmidt, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament, and Marc Finaud, Senior Programme Advisor, Geneva Centre for Security Policy. This year’s magazine explores the topic “Moving beyond Nuclear Deterrence to a Nuclear Weapons-free World”, discussing the validity, utility and risks of nuclear deterrence. Aimed at advancing the dialogue surrounding nuclear deterrence, the publication offers a range of perspectives and opinions on the deterrence doctrine and examines alternative cooperative security approaches which could help to progress beyond nuclear deterrence. You can download it here.
Have a new experience
User-friendly and interactive: Our relaunched Future Justice website
Our dedicated Future Justice website www.futurejustice.org has been given a complete make-over to provide a more user-friendly and interactive experience. The front page now comes complete with a guest article, this month written by Mr Marcel Szabó, Deputy-Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, or the ‘Green Ombudsman’ of Hungary. Have a browse! Enjoy!
NNDR Conference - 30-31/05
The Planet Workshops -Global Conference 2013 – 3-5/06
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum - 17-19/06
7th World Future Council AGM – 19-23/06
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Take a look at our annual report "Pathfinder 2013" to find a 16 page overview of our goals, projects, publications, donors and supporters. It is possible to download the report as a PDF but if hard copies are required, please contact the World Future Council.
Forests for People
Rwanda's successful forest policy is explored in the book titled “Forests for People – Insights into Rwanda’s Prized Forest Policy”. Rwanda's National Forest Policy, which we awarded with the 2011 Future Policy Award, has halted deforestation and the country's forested area has even increased by 37 per cent since 1990. The book illustrates the Rwandan forest policy in an enjoyable way and promises “a story of world records, brave people, rare animals and good solutions for the challenges of our time”, says WFC Founder Jakob von Uexkull. The book can be downloaded here or ordered as a hard copy.
From vision to action: Policy Recommendations for 100% Renewable Energies in European Regions
It is a fact that non-renewable energies will, by definition, deplete. It is also a fact that in the meantime, dependence on these energy sources is causing multiple existential global crises. If human beings are to preserve planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% RE in all sectors. This report provides an in-depth policy analysis of renewable energy frontrunner countries and identifies successful policy elements and instruments. It builds on a parliamentary hearing that the World Future Council hosted together with Climate Service Center in the Nordic Folkecenter last October and outlines solutions as well as implementation strategies for a fossil free society. The overall goal of this publication is to educate and inspire a broader range of stakeholders who must engage, if we are to advance the goal of 100% RE in European Regions. Download the Report >>