World Future Forum: 9th Annual meeting of the World Future Council in Hamburg

More than 50 Councillors, Ambassadors and members of the Supervisory Board convened 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 and Youth Ambassador Kehkashan Basu will provide keynote speeches and Councillors from all continents provided their view of the future and ways to achieve a peaceful, sustainable and just future.

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MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen and former UN Special Rapporteur Shuaib Chalklen join influential association of international change-makers

London/Hamburg, 20 January 2015: The World Future Council welcomes two influential personalities in its midst: Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament and former Finnish Minister for the Environment and Shuaib Chalklen have joined the Council to support its activities to safeguard the rights of future generations. Chalklen served as Special Rapporteur on Disability of the UN Commission for Social Development until December 31, 2014.

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UN Climate Talks: World Future Councillor Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf to co-chair critical negotiations

Lima/London, 15 December 2015 – Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Ambassador and Advisor to the cabinet in the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Daniel A Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment in the US Department of State have been appointed to lead the crucial round of climate negotiations preparing for the 2015 Paris meeting.

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World Future Council members and RLA laureates denounce limited focus of Nuclear Security Summit

Press release – for immediate release

Stockholm/Hamburg, March 20, 2014 – In a joint statement 38 recipients of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council are calling on world leaders at the Nuclear Security Summit to acknowledge that, for nuclear weapons, there are “no right hands”.

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Nuclear power expansion plans condemned

Global coalition of “Alternative Nobel Prize” laureates and members of the World Future Council condemn nuclear power expansion plans

Press release – for immediate release

Hamburg, July 16th 2013: A global coalition of laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council warns against an expansion of nuclear power, describing it as “an unbearable inheritance to future generations.” The statement is triggered by recent attempts of developing countries and emerging economies to build new nuclear power plants. The 60 signatories of the statement issued today express their particular concern over countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, India and South Africa which are either in the process of expanding existing nuclear programmes or intend to initiate such programmes in the near future.

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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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