Duluth Model Wins Future Policy Award 2014 in Gold

The Future Policy Award 2014 is enjoying unprecedented recognition: On October 23, US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Duluth, Minnesota, to highlight this year’s Gold Award Winner, “The Duluth Model” at a press conference. The “Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence” was honored as the world’s best policy to combat violence against women and girls at our Award Ceremony in Geneva on October 14. Rep. Michael Paymar from the Minnesota House of Representatives accepted the prize in front of several hundred international parliamentarians, senior diplomats and civil society representatives in Geneva. Two Silver Awards were given to Burkina Faso’s Law Prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation and Austria’s court assistance for victims of violence. Click here for more information, pictures and a video of the Award Ceremony.


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High-level forum on Forest Policies in Africa

From 30th September to 3rd October, the World Future Council brought together Parliamentarians from several East African countries, as well as key civil society actors and high level experts on forest policies in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss some of the best solutions in place to halt and reverse the plight of forests in Africa. Click here for the final declaration. 

Workshop on Good Nuclear Disarmament Practices, Geneva

On October 17, the WFC, together with IPU and PNND, examined good practices on nuclear weapons prohibition, financing, phasing out the reliance on nuclear deterrence, and supporting nuclear disarmament initiatives. The workshop also provided international Parliamentarians with an opportunity to share good practices. Click here for the full programme.

Future of Cities Forum 2014 in Kampala and Munich

Cities consume 80% of the world's resources. Therefore, they are also part of the solution in regenerating resources. In the Future of Cities Forum, policymakers, practitioners and scientists collaborate on urban governance solutions. This year, the WFC is supporting the forum in Kampala, Uganda and co-organising the forum in Munich, Germany.

Political will is key to achieving 100% Renewable Energy

Right in time for the UN Climate Summit, Climate News Network reported on our new policy handbook. It features detailed recommendations on how to achieve 100% renewable energy. Various case studies prove that achieving 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will.

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Workshop: Mandatory approval of financial instruments

After our successful workshop in Brussels on the mandatory approval of financial instruments, we now brought the topic to the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). On October 7, policy-oriented academia on this issue came together to discuss key aspects with policy makers, regulators and financial sector practitioners. 



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Congress on Energy Transformation

As part of the congress "100% Erneuerbare Energie Regionen" in Kassel, Germany, the World Future Council will host an international forum to present 100% Renewable Energy solutions from Germany, Europe and the world on November 11. Click here for more information on the event and here for the website of the congress.  

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