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World Future Council: G8 Fail to Live Up to Their Responsibilities

Declaration on Climate Change too Weak: World Leaders Merely Pass the Buck to the Next Climate Conference

Hamburg June 7, 2007: The G8 Declaration on Climate Change shows a lack of political will. “Despite the acute danger that climate change represents, those countries most responsible are still not able to agree on an immediate binding resolution to reduce dangerous carbon emissions, but rather they simply pass the buck on to the next Conference on Climate Change in Bali later this year,” said Jakob von Uexküll, founder of the World Future Council.

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World Future Council Appeals to G8: Listen to the Voice of Future Generations

Founding Congress Sees Bianca Jagger Elected First Chairperson

Hamburg, 13th May 2007: “Today we truly stand at the crossroads of human history. Our actions – and our failure to act – will decide the future of life on earth for thousands of years, if not forever.” The opening words of the “Hamburg Call to Action”, which was unanimously adopted by the 50 members of the World Future Council at the organisation’s Founding Congress on Sunday.

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The Hamburg Call to Action

Hamburg, 9 – 13th May 2007, Founding Congress: Today we stand at the crossroads of human history. Our actions − and our failures to act − will decide the future of life on earth for thousands of years, if not forever. Our generation will be scrutinized with exceptional fierceness by those coming after us, for decisions taken now will have profound consequences for them in terms of lives saved or lost.

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The Future Starts This Week in Hamburg

The World Future Council is Ready to Go

London/Hamburg, 7 May 2007: The World Future Council (WFC) has reached its full complement of 50 eminent global pioneers, representing all continents from the world of business, politics, civil society and the arts. Now, this strong new voice is about to get even louder.

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World Future Council to be launched 2007 in Hamburg

The World Future Council is Ready to Go

Hamburg, May 2007: The city of Hamburg will provide the core funding for the launch and initial phase of the WFC. The Head Office of the WFC will be sited in Hamburg from September 2006 and the full WFC inaugural conference will be held there in the second quarter of 2007. The other WFC offices will continue to operate.

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Drumming for a Sustainable Future

Jakob von Uexkull’s Council of respected global pioneers is nearing completion.

Hamburg, Germany/London, UK, 27th February 2007: The World Future Council (WFC), founded by Jakob von Uexkull, was set up with the explicit aim of overcoming global action gaps to ensure that future generations inherit a world worth living in. The Council will research, distil and promote integrated long-term solutions to the problems of today’s world.

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