The World Future Council

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Our Vision & Mission

We at the World Future Council work to pass on a healthy planet and fair societies to our children and grandchildren. We envision a sustainable, just and peaceful future where universal rights are respected. To achieve this, we research, identify and spread the best and most sustainable policy solutions 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 civil society, members of parliament, governments, businesses and international organisations we research future-just legislation and advise and support decision-makers in the concrete implementation.

Where we work

The WFC Head Office is located in Hamburg with further offices in Geneva, New York, Prague, and Windhoek. Our Councillors work on all five continents. Contact us for further information.

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


“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.”

Carl LewisOlympic athlete, FAO Goodwill Ambassador

“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.”

Edward NortonActor, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity

“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.”

Jane GoodallUN Messenger of Peace

“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.”

Charles HendryMember of Parliament for Wealden, UK

Our latest annual report provides an overview of our international work since the beginning of 2018. 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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