We are off to a flying start in 2016, welcoming aboard Anke Domscheit-Berg as Senior Policy Advisor working with us to end violence against women and girls as well as our new Ambassador Demian Dressler.
We are also preparing for our Annual General Meeting that will take place in Hamburg at the beginning of March, where Councillors and staff members will discuss the work programme for the next year. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date!
The First Renewable Energy COP
COP21 in Paris has been widely praised as historic! At our side event we highlighted how 100% Renewable Energy is a viable solution to combat climate change today, by presenting different approaches to achieve this ambitious goal. This article explains why this was the very first “Renewables COP” and here you can readwhy it is time to recognise African countries as key protagonists in the development towards 100% RE.
How to Finance the Sustainable Development Goals
It’s the trillion-dollar question: How will the Sustainable Development Goals be financed? To find innovative solutions, The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network hosted an online expert panel. Our Future Finance expert Mathias Kroll also participated.Click here to read a summary of the discussion.
Anke Domscheit-Berg and Demian Dressler join our team
We are happy to announce that publicist and speaker Anke Domscheit-Berg and author, artist and veterinary surgeon Demian Dressler have joined the World Future Council. Click here to read more about Demian and here for Anke’s Twitter feed.
Events: Zero Project 2016: Education and/or ICT
From February 10-12, we are hosting the fifth Zero Project Conference together with the Essl Foundation and the European Foundation Centre at the UN office in Vienna. Five hundred participants will discuss innovative policies and practices on inclusive education. Click herefor more information.
9th Annual General Meeting in Hamburg
More than 50 Councillors, Ambassadors and members of our Supervisory Board will convene for our Annual General Meeting “Identifying Policy Solutions for a World of Growing Disorder and Inter-linked Crises” in Hamburg, Germany from 5-7 March. Councillors Dr. Auma Obama and Youth Ambassador Kehkashan Basu will provide keynote speeches and Councillors from all continents will provide their view of the future and ways to achieve a peaceful, sustainable and just future.
Policy of the month
More than 1000 attendees joined the DLD 15 Conference in Munich, including some of the most influential social and opinion leaders. One of them was our founder Jakob von Uexkull – you can watch his speech here.
Sponge City – yet another term on the growing list of essential environmental vocabulary. Our Policy Officer for Climate and Energy, Filippo Boselli, explains what a Sponge City is and why we need them.
The New Year’s eve events in Cologne, Germany, sparked a public debate on the extent to which German legislation protects women against sexual assaults. Our Senior Policy Advisor Anke Domscheit-Berg has been actively engaging in the debate and calling for better policies that are in line with the Istanbul Convention, including in the leading political talkshow Anne Will at the first national TV station ARD.