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21 March, 2014: European politicians across party lines call for 100% target for renewable energy

20 March, 2014: World Future Council members and RLA laureates denounce limited focus of Nuclear Security Summit

11 March, 2014: Three years after Fukushima: 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will

31 January, 2014: Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Japanese Version: 日本の地域からの100%自然エネルギーへの移行

14 January, 2014: Study: Global austerity costs 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars annually

Spanish Version: La austeridad mundial cuesta 2,3 billones al año

Archive 2013

19 November, 2013: Climate Talks: UN must engage in global renewable energy uptake to reduce carbon emissions

18 November, 2013: "The Global 100% Renewable Energy Coalition" called upon national governments to commit to 100% renewable energy targets and strategies

10 November, 2013: “Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates and WFC members demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists.

23 October, 2013: Treaty of Tlatelolco Wins Future Policy Award

Spanish: El Tratado de Tlatelolco gana el Future Policy Award

French: Le Traité de Tlatelolco remporte le Future Policy Award

23 October, 2013: Winners of the Future Policy Award 2013 - Local Press Releases

15 October, 2013: Windhoek is looking for long-term food security solutions as drought crisis continues

7 October, 2013: Future Policy Award 2013: Shortlist reflects successful disarmament efforts worldwide

Spanish version: Siete políticas compiten por un premio internacional

French version: Sept politiques en compétition pour un prix international

20 September, 2013: Legislators highlight urgent need to preserve biodiversity and marine ecosystems in Mesoamerica

Spanish version: Legisladores resaltan la urgente necesidad de conservar la biodiversidad y los ecosistemas marinos de Mesoamérica 

17 September, 2013: Mesoamerican ecosystems in grave danger

Spanish version: Ecosistemas mesoamericanos en grave peligro

16 August, 2013: Is renewable energy the solution for Africa?

16 July, 2013: Nuclear power expansion plans condemned

15 July, 2013: Policy Hearing Ends with Affirmative Action for Forests in Africa

10 July, 2013: Tanzania’s VP Gharib Billal opens international policy hearing in Dar es Salaam

27 June, 2013: 7th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council in Bonn

27 June, 2013: Global shock and outrage at World Food Prize for GMO executives

19 June, 2013: Europe could become world’s first 100% Renewable Energy continent

6 June, 2013: 25 innovative disarmament policies nominated for Future Policy Award 2013

6 June, 2013: Nominations for the Future Policy Award 2013 - Local Press Releases

17 April, 2013: New Global Alliance calls for 100 percent renewable energy

15 April, 2013: The World Future Council and Deutsche Welle team up for this year's Global Media Forum

19 March, 2013: 2013 Future Policy Award celebrates world's best disarmament policies

18 March, 2013: New Study: Renewable Energies provide great potential for socio-economic development in Africa

01 February, 2013: 12-year-old environmentalist advises World Future Council


Archive 2012

10 December, 2012: Human rights are at the heart of our future: WFC opens new office in Geneva

10 December, 2012: Les droits de l'homme sont au coeur de notre avenir: Le Conseil mondiale pour l’avenir ouvre un nouveau bureau

30 November, 2012: Study: Feed-in Tariffs can unlock Africa’s untapped renewable energy potential

27 November, 2012: At the seminal meeting in Abu Dhabi the World Future Council calls for a “quick change of course” concerning climate change

23 November, 2012: H.H Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahyan inaugurated the 6th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council in Abu Dhabi

14 November, 2012: Forests for People in Rwanda: A Success Story

31 October, 2012: World Future Council warns against marine phosphate mining

17 October, 2012: Best Oceans Policies Awarded at UN Biodiversity Summit

10 October, 2012: Community-based energy transition most effective strategy

26 September, 2012: Future Policy Award 2012 goes to Palau

4 September, 2012: Five countries’ ocean and coastal policies shortlisted for the 2012 FPA

10 July, 2012: „1000 Hills, 1000 Solutions“

9 July, 2012: Kigali Declaration for Forests for People

22 June, 2012: Rio+20 Failure

21 June, 2012: Rio outcome postpones action

21 June, 2012: Unlocking Europe’s potential through accessibility

19 June, 2012: Governments need to find their vision and hearing as the Rio Summit is set to start

17 June, 2012: Bring the Future Back in the Text!

15 June, 2012: Appeal to Rio+20: Disarmament for Sustainable Development

6 June, 2012: Future Policy Award celebrates solutions to save oceans and coasts

4 June, 2012: Earth Emergency: World Future Council issues Global Policy Action Plan

30 May, 2012: “Africa will be the Powerhouse of the World”

8 May, 2012: World Future Council celebrates 5th anniversary

12 April, 2012: A world without barriers: Inclusion is a human right

20 February, 2012: Rio+20 Must Guarantee a Right to the Future

7 February, 2012: Theme of Future Policy Award 2012: Oceans and Coasts

 

Archive 2011

23 December, 2011: New Councillors to Change the World

12 December, 2011: After Durban: UNCSD meeting in New York sets the Vision
for Rio and for our Future

12 December, 2011: Le chef de la biodiversité de l’ONU signe un Mémorandum d’entente avec le Conseil pour l’avenir du monde

12 December, 2011: El Jefe de las Naciones Unidas para la Diversidad Biológica firma Memorando de Entendimiento con el Consejo Mundial del Futuro

8 December, 2011: Hollywood goes Rwanda: Daryl Hannah joins World Future Council

7 December, 2011: The 100 Billion Dollar Question: How to finance the Green Climate Fund?

9 November 2011: New report on exemplary government action on saving biodiversity

12 October 2011: African Renewable Energy Alliance Celebrates 2nd Birthday

29 September 2011: A Law to Stop the Destruction of Nature

21 September 2011: Future Policy Award crowns world’s best forest policies

12 September 2011: The inconvenient truth about the climate-nuclear nexus

5 September 2011: Escaping the dictatorship of short termism

17 August 2011: To whom does the world belong?

5 July 2011: Forest Policies from six countries shortlisted for Future Policy Award

1 July 2011: "Women should be at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution"

20 June 2011: Renewable energy is a chance for Africa

3 June 2011: This is sustainability: Institutions against the dictatorship of short-term profits

19 May 2011: UN Biodiversity Chief becomes Honorary Councillor of World Future Council

17 May 2011: Nuclear risk and climate change connection analyzed in new World Future Council report

9 May 2011: New IPCC report on renewable energy is ‘litmus test’ for policy makers

29 March 2011: Alliance of Right Livelihood Award Laureates Demands Global Nuclear Phase Out

21 March 2011: International Policy Award for Visionary Forest Policies

15 March 2011: Statements of the World Future Council about the situation in Japan

3 February 2011: Theme of Future Policy Award 2011: Forests

 

Archive 2010 Archive 2009 Archive 2008

12 December 2008:
World Future Council: All Hype and no Substance in Poznan
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12 December 2008:
European Legislators Meet for Hearing in Poznan
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11 December 2008:
World Future Council Chair Bianca Jagger warns that a weak EU climate package will get the Poznan Climate negotiations on the wrong track
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27 November 2008:
World Future Council announces opening of EU Office – Appeal to EU to protect renewable energy investments during December EU Summit
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27 November 2008:
WFC calls for Poznan Action Plan
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17 November 2008:
WFC protests against arrest of Councillor Sulak Sivaraksa
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14 October 2008:
Global solar leaders to policymakers: tax incentives don’t go far enough
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13 October 2008:
WFC supports the UN Millenium Development Goals - WFC Councillors demand to stand up against poverty in video appeals
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2 October 2008:
Global energy firm Nexant sponsors World Future Council's solar energy policy forum
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16 August 2008:
World Future Council delegation meets Indian Prime Minister
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2 July 2008:
World Future Council youth delegation and Bianca Jagger present G8 appeal to German and Japanese governments
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1 June 2008:
Kids call on G8 heads-of-state during Japanese Prime Minister Visit in Berlin
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22 May 2008:
WFC calls for radical change in perspectives at second Annual General Meeting in Hamburg, Germany:  We cannot continue living Today as though there were no Tomorrow.
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WFC Resolution 2008:
Nurturing the future
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15 May 2008:
The World Future Council:
One Year of Success in Promoting Best Policies around the Globe - WFC
convenes in Hamburg, Germany for 2nd Annual Meeting.
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Invitation WFC Work Program 2008 Press Conference.
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28 April 2008:
KidsCall World Tour on Climate Change Draws to a Close.
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27 April 2008:
Feeling Climate Change: 10,000 km bicycle trek through Africa.
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24 April 2008:
Biance Jagger speaks at Preparatory Conference for the establishment of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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6 March 2008:
Concrete Solutions Fit for Purpose in US.
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6 February 2008:
World Future Council Launches Operations in India.
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23 January:
EU Climate Directive will not provide sustainable energy supply for Europe.
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Archive 2007

12 December 2007: WFC Chair Bianca Jagger urges "world leaders of the wealthiest industrialised countries to stop playing Russian Roulette with our future."
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8 December 2007: Industrial Countries Put Brakes on Climate Talks in Bali.
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28 November 2007: Feed-in Tariffs Only Way Out of Climate Chaos: WFC Launches PACT.
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15 November 2007: WFC Calls for Drastic Change in Direction to Combat Climate Change
Council Speaks Up for Future Generations at UK Launch.
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8 November 2007: Bianca Jagger Denounces "Sticky Plaster" Approach to Climate Change:
WFC Chair Sets Course for UK Launch.
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27 September 2007: WFC Calls for End to Bloodshed in Burma.
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11 September 2007: World Future Council Pays Tribute to Anita Roddick.
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7 July 2007: KidsCall Launched Live on Stage at LiveEarth.
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5 July 2007: WFC to Launch KidsCall Campaign at LiveEarth.
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14 May 2007: "Shocking Irresponsibility" - The World Future Council Reacts to the G8 Declaration on Climate Change.
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13 May 2007: World Future Council Appeals to G8: Listen to the Voice of Future Generations.
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7 May 2007: The Hamburg Call to Action.
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7 May 2007: The Future Starts This Week in Hamburg .
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World Future Council receives funding.
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27 February 2007: The Council membership grows.
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