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Healthy Planet, Healthy Children: Success Factors for a Future without Toxics

17. Mai 2022 - 12:30

With this event in the lead-up to Stockholm+50, we want to bring together people that wish to discuss how and where at policy level we need advance and that interact with policy- and decisionmakers in order to realize a tomorrow without toxics.

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Welcome to our Anniversary Newsletter!

10. Mai 2022 - 11:09

Since its founding congress, the World Future Council has made it its mission to identify and spread solutions to global challenges. We are committed to pass on a healthy planet with just and peaceful societies. Because why live with problems that we can solve?

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Press release: Today is the World Future Council’s anniversary

10. Mai 2022 - 10:53

Hamburg, May 10, 2022 - The World Future Council is committed to a healthy planet with just and peaceful societies now and in the future. To this end, the foundation identifies, develops, highlights and disseminates future-oriented solutions to current challenges that humanity is facing. On May 10, 2022, the Hamburg Foundation turns 15. Since 2009, more than 60 exemplary policies from over 40 countries on 11 urgent challenges in the field of nature and environmental protection, human rights and peace have been recognised and popularised in other countries and regions.

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Handbook on advancing institutional child protection

5. Mai 2022 - 10:44

In a new policy handbook for advancing institutional child protection of the World Future Council, we invite you to learn more about about One-Stop Centre model (OSC) as a cost-effective and easy-to-implement response to violence against children.

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29. April 2022 - 14:20

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Central banks, energy transition and controlling inflation

22. April 2022 - 11:03

In our new policy note, our sustainable finance expert Dr. Matthias Kroll explains why central banks must play a much bigger role in financing global climate protection and renewable energies than they have in the past.

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Healthy Children on a Healthy Planet: Success Factors for a Toxic-Free Future

19. April 2022 - 12:01

With this event in the lead-up to Stockholm+50, we want to bring together people that wish to discuss how and where at policy level we need advance and that interact with policy- and decisionmakers in order to realize a tomorrow without toxics.

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Newsletter April 2022

14. April 2022 - 11:11

Welcome to our Newsletter! Enjoy reading!

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Media Statement: World Future Council calls on governments to maintain dialogue, as the conflict around Ukraine escalates

23. Februar 2022 - 12:47
Media Statement: World Future Council calls on governments to maintain dialogue, as the conflict around Ukraine escalates

23rd of February 2022 – The World Future Council expresses grave concern about the escalating conflict(s) between Russia and Ukraine (and between Russia and NATO and its members), the catastrophic human suffering caused by any armed conflict, the serious implications this conflict has for peace in Europe, and the broader risks posed to peace and security in the world, including the risk of nuclear war.

We recognise that all parties to the conflict – Russia, Ukraine, the United States and other NATO countries – have security concerns. But these concerns must be addressed by peaceful means, not by the threat or use of force.

Better use should be made of diplomacy, mediation and the common security mechanisms that have been established to help resolve such conflicts – such as the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of Arbitration. Europe, USA and Russia’s security would be better served by increasing their reliance on common security and decreasing their reliance on arms races and military alliances.

“War has no place in the 21st century where pressing issues such as climate change, the pandemic and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals need to be prioritised” says Maria Espinosa, member of the World Future Council and President of the 73rd UN General Assembly. “The parties to this conflict have obligations under the UN Charter to refrain from the threat or use of force, and to resolve the conflict peacefully using any of the many mechanisms provided by the UN or other common security bodies.”

“The forward deployment of nuclear weapons by Russia and the USA in the European theatre, along with provocative nuclear threat statements and operational readiness to use nuclear weapons, have elevated the risk of nuclear war occurring by miscalculation, accident or crisis escalation,” says Alyn Ware, Co-Chair of the World Future Council Peace and Disarmament Commission and Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. “We call on Russia, the USA and NATO  members to prevent such a catastrophe by announcing no-first-use policies, i.e. that they would never launch a nuclear war.“

“We remind the parties to the conflict that real human security issues – such as climate change, the pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – are being threatened as this rising tide of militarism and armed conflict consumes political attention and financial resources and threatens the lives of current of future generations,” says Alexandra Wandel, Executive Director of the World Future Council.

We are distressed by the incendiary rhetoric, nationalist politics and disinformation campaigns that have polarised society – both within and between nations. We call on all parties to listen to the grievances and security concerns of others, fact-check allegations, refrain from inflammatory rhetoric and promote diplomacy.

“And most importantly, we support the majority of people in Ukraine, Russia, Europe and the world who do not want war,” says Kehkashan Basu, Co-Chair of the World Future Council Peace and Disarmament Commission and the youngest member of the World Future Council. “Their voices should be highlighted in media and respected by governments, so that we can build together a sustainable peace. We owe this to ourselves, to our children and to future generations.”

MEDIA CONTACT
Alyn Ware
Councillor, World Future Council
Founder and global coordinator of the network Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND)
alyn@pnnd.org
Ph: +420 773 638 867

About the World Future Council
The World Future Council (WFC) works to pass on a healthy and sustainable planet with just and peaceful societies to our children and grandchildren. To achieve this, we focus on identifying, developing, highlighting, and spreading effective, future-just solutions for current challenges humanity is facing, and promote their implementation worldwide. The Council consists of 50 eminent global change-makers from governments, parliaments, civil societies, academia, the arts, and the business world. Jakob von Uexkull, the Founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, launched the World Future Council in 2007. We are an independent, non-profit organisation under German law and finance our activities with institutional partnerships and donations.

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Newsletter February 2022

16. Februar 2022 - 9:47

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