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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.