European Legislators Meet for Hearing in Poznan

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Poznan, 12th December: Legislators from Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Germany and Italy will join colleagues from Poland this weekend for a World Future Council (WFC) and e-Parliament co-sponsored hearing on renewable energy at the Polish Academy of Sciences near Poznan.
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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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WFC Chair Bianca Jagger calls for regular Heads-of-State Climate Crisis Meetings to ensure a sound Agreement in Copenhagen next Year

Poznan, 11th December 2008: The World Future Council today warned that a weak climate package from the EU could undermine any progress at the UN climate change conference in Poznan, Poland. While climate scientists are sounding urgent alarms, warning about the imminent threat of climate chaos, Germany and Poland are working on the outdated assumption that significant climate protection measures would mean job losses.
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World Future Council announces opening of EU Office – Appeal to EU to protect renewable energy investments during December EU Summit

Hamburg, 27 November: “Renewable energy with its huge job and business potential can help to turn the financial and climate crisis into an opportunity,” says the founder of the World Future Council (WFC) Jakob von Uexkull four days before the opening of the WFC EU Office in Brussels. “The planned EU Directive for the Promotion of Renewable Energies provides a safe investment environment until 2020. If the Directive is open for debate again in 2014, as some member states demand, that would be detrimental to the growth of the only alternative to fossil fuel dependency in Europe.”
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UN Climate Conference in Poland: World Future Council calls for a ‘Poznan Action Plan’

Hamburg, 27th November: The World Future Council (WFC) today called on politicians participating in next week’s UN climate conference in Poznan, Poland, to agree a ‘Poznan Action Plan.’ The Hamburg based non-profit organisation states that the accelerated melting of sea ice and glaciers across the world, due to rapidly increasing global greenhouse gas concentration, demands unprecedented action. The WFC is asking conference participants to agree urgent new measures:
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World Future Council protests against arrest of Thai Councillor Sulak Sivaraksa

Hamburg, November 17, 2008: “We sharply denounce the arrest of our Councillor Sulak Sivaraksa”, World Future Council (WFC) founder Jakob von Uexkuell said today in Hamburg. “Sulak Sivaraksa is one of Thailand’s most respected spiritual leaders. Arresting him on account of lese majesty is just another attempt to silence an inconvenient thinker and social critic.”
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Global solar leaders to policymakers: tax incentives don’t go far enough

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October 14, 2008 / San Diego, California: Some of the largest solar energy businesses in the world came together in San Diego on Sunday for a frank discussion with policymakers, business leaders and environmental groups on what steps must be taken to create a thriving solar energy industry in the U.S.
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More than one percent of global population expected to “stand up and take action” against poverty and for the Millennium Development goals on october 17-19th

New York, 8 October 2008 – The United Nations Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) today announced details of some of next week’s events aimed at mobilizing more than one percent of the world’s population — over 67 million people – on October 17-19 to demand that world leaders deliver on their promises to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
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“We cannot continue living Today as though there were no Tomorrow.”

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Following its second General Annual Meeting, the World Future Council appealed to governments worldwide to immediately enact legislation preventing climate change and other threats to coming generations.

Hamburg, May 23, 2008.  After four days of deliberations about future projects and new expert commissions, the World Future Council (WFC) called for an international change in perspectives regarding the conduct toward coming generations in politics, economics and the sciences. The WFC, consisting of 50 internationally renowned experts, describes the recent global food crisis as a wake-up call. The council members consider it a given that future generations will not be able to feed themselves if the plundering of global natural resources continues at the current speed. The Council also addressed this appeal to participants at the UN Conference on Bio-Diversity which convenes in Bonn, Germany, from May 19 until May 30, 2008.
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Global energy firm Nexant sponsors World Future Council’s Solar Energy Policy Forum

October 2, 2008 / San Diego, California: Nexant, Inc. (www.nexant.com) announced today that it is co-sponsoring a policy forum event with the global think tank World Future Council (www.worldfuturecouncil.org).  The forum is scheduled to occur on October 12, 2008 the day prior to the 2008 Solar Power International Conference and Expo and address key issues facing United States policy makers as they try to incorporate solar energy into the national plan for energy independence.
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Students meet Prime Minister to demand climate action as KidsCall Campaign culminates in New Delhi

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Delhi/Hamburg, August 16, 2008: Three representatives of the international youth campaign KidsCall along with the World Future Council’s Climate and Energy Director Mr. Stefan Schurig and Policy Officer Mr. Manu Sankar from the Delhi office today met the Honorable Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh to tie a rhaki according to an Indian tradition. Read more