Vandana Shiva: India transforming into hub of fossil-fuel consumption. World Future Council offers sustainable solutions to combat climate change in India

Delhi 6th February 2008. The World Future Council (WFC) today officially launched itsoperations in India at the international conference on ‘Gandhi, Globalisation and Climate Change’ in Delhi at which former Indian Prime Minister V.P Singh is one of the speakers. Together with Navdanya, the environmental organisation founded by Vandana Shiva, the WFC will draw attention to the non-sustainability and inequity inherent in the current fossil fuel dependent development. The WFC will work with the diverse movements, inspired by Gandhian philosophy, which are creating alternatives based on renewable energy.
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World Future Council: EU Climate package will not pave the way for the urgently needed transition to a sustainable energy supply for Europe

Brussels, 23rd January 2008. The World Future Council today said the EU Directive on Renewable Energy proposed today is a step in the right direction but does not go nearly far enough to help Europe on its way towards an urgently needed sustainable energy economy.
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Bianca Jagger, Chair of the World Future Council “urges world leaders of the wealthiest industrialised nations to stop playing Russian roulette with our future”

UNFCCC Bali, 11th December. Today, Bianca Jagger called on the delegates participating in the Bali conference to agree on vital political and financial measures to implement drastic emissions reduction targets and efforts to restore the planet’s ecosystems. The earth is perilously close to dramatic climate change that threatens to spiral out of control. If the rich, industrialised countries want to limit average global temperatures, they will have to commit to a legally binding reduction of 80% in carbon emissions by 2020, whilst working vigorously to restore the earth’s capacity to absorb greenhouse gases. Current pledges of 80% C02 emissions reductions by 2050 are irresponsible given the gravity of the current situation: we have already reached the stage of dangerous climate change. The task now is to prevent catastrophic climate chaos.
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UN Convention Bali: Industrial Nations Put Brakes on Climate Talks by Imposing Conditions on Developing Countries

World Future Council: Bali must lead to ongoing process at ministerial level to move beyond carbon-driven economy.

Nusa Dua, Bali, 8th December. At the mid-way point of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali, the World Future Council (WFC) today accused delegates from the world’s wealthiest nations, above all the USA and Canada, of putting the brakes on negotiations. Industrial countries, especially the US, still refuse to commit to drastic cuts in CO2 emissions. This suggests that an agreement on binding climate protection resolutions for the period after 2012 is becoming less likely. In a breach of the Kyoto Protocol, industrialised countries, who are most responsible for the causes of climate change, are attempting to tie-in their emissions commitments with concessions from emerging countries such as China and Brazil.
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World Future Council: Feed-in Tariffs the only way out of the global energy and climate crisis

Alan Simpson MP presents draft law for the UK at launch of PACT.

London, 28th November 2007. The World Future Council today celebrated the launch of its PACT project with a lively presentation in the Houses of Parliament. PACT (Policy Action on Climate Toolkit) is an interactive online resource. It enables parliamentarians worldwide to draft new climate laws based on the best policies already in existence, beginning with feed-in tariffs to promote the spread of renewable energies.
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Bianca Jagger: “dramatic change in direction” needed to combat climate change

World Future Council speaks up for future generations at UK launch

London 15th November 2007. The World Future Council offically launched its UK operations at the Be the Change conference in Central Hall, Westminster today.
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WFC Chair Bianca Jagger Denounces “Sticky Plaster” Approach to Climate Change: Consequences of Ignoring Threat of Climate Change Will Be Fatal for Future Generations

World Future Council Offers UK Government Real Solutions

London 08.11.07. The World Future Council (WFC) will set out the most effective methods for the UK government to combat climate change to provide a sustainable future and give a voice to generations to come.
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The United Nations Must Intervene in Burma to avert further bloodshed

World Future Council Condemns Burma Appalling Human Rights Record

NewYork/Hamburg: On the bloodshed in Burma, WFC Executive Committee Chair Bianca Jagger stated:
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World Future Council pays tribute to Anita Roddick

London, 11th September 2007: Following the sudden death of Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and member of the World Future Council, Executive Committee Chair, Bianca Jagger commented,

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LiveEarth: Kids Call For An End To Climate Chaos

Bianca Jagger Launches “KidsCall” Campaign at LiveEarth and Collects First of Millions of Letters From Children of the World

Hamburg/London July 7, 2007: As an official partner of LiveEarth, the World Future Council (WFC) successfully launched its KidsCall campaign live on stage at the Hamburg concert on Saturday.

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