The challenges of our time are very complex, so we use a holistic approach to our thinking and work.

The World Future Council

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Our Vision & Mission

The World Future Council (WFC) works to pass on a healthy and sustainable planet with just and peaceful societies to our children and grandchildren. To achieve this, we focus on identifying, developing, highlighting and spreading effective, future-just solutions for current challenges humanity is facing and promote their implementation worldwide.

Our Councillors

The World Future Council (WFC) consists of 50 eminent global change-makers from governments, parliaments, civil society, academia, the arts and business who have already successfully created change. They identify urgent themes and determine the agenda for our work.

How we work

In close collaboration with international organisations, experts, and parliamentarian networks, we identify sustainable and future-just laws and measures worldwide. We communicate directly to policy makers, and the results of our work feed into our educational work, supporting decision makers in implementing good policies.

Jakob von Uexkull, the Founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, launched the World Future Council in 2007. The WFC is politically independent and operates as a charitable foundation under German law. Our work would not be possible without the continuous financial support from private donors and institutional partnerships.

Where we work

Our headquarters are based in Hamburg. With our Council members, we are represented on all five continents.

There is no need to re-invent the wheel – political sustainable solutions for the key challenges of our time already exist.

Jakob von Uexkull, the founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, launched the World Future Council in 2007.


“The World Future Council brings the Olympic spirit into politics. It creates a fruitful competition between governments and honours the most sustainable policies with the Future Policy Award. As an athlete I fundamentally support this.”

“I very much appreciate the World Future Council’s work to identify and promote best policy solutions. Spreading good policies is essential to the efforts to protect our ecosystems and the livelihoods of current and future generations.”

“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue. For this, it is most helpful to speak about solutions. The World Future Council’s “best policy” approach is a promising way to promote lasting change for a better future.”

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“I pay tribute to the World Future Council which brings together such expertise to look at the most challenging issues facing policy makers across the world. I very much welcome the contribution the Council has made both in highlighting the challenges we face and bringing forward potential solutions.”

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Our latest annual report provides an overview of our international work since the beginning of 2019. We have been busy bringing together experts from around the world to discuss and share existing solutions to today’s problems.


If you would like to find out more about our work or how you can join the WFC and be part of an organisation that stands up for the rights of future generations, please get in touch. We look forward to working with you!

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