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NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2017

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LOOKING BACK ON A SUCCESSFUL
WORLD FUTURE FORUM 2017
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Dear Friends and Supporters,
After a very productive World Future Forum 2017 in Bregenz, the World Future Councillors have published their Bregenz Declaration, tackling today’s greatest challenges: Promoting 100% Renewable Energies, campaigning the re-direction of military spending to fund the achievement of sustainable goals and intensifying our work to protect the rights of children, just to name a few. We are proud to say that our eminent councillors and our dedicated team of policy officers are working hard to make this happen – because we at the World Future Council strongly believe that the solutions for the world’s problems do exist. So why live with problems we can solve?
Jakob von Uexkull, Alexandra Wandel & Stefan Schurig
The Management Board
COUNCILLORS PUBLISH THEIR BREGENZ DECLARATION
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WFC Councillors at the Festspielhaus Bregenz.
“If we do not change course, we are heading towards unprecedented dangers and conflicts or even – in the foreseeable future – the end of life on earth”,says Jakob von Uexkull, founder of the World Future Council. Phrased as drastically as this, the WFC assessed the current situation in its “Bregenz Declaration”. Renowned Councillors from all around the world discussed their working programme for 2017/18 during the summit at the Festpielhaus Bregenz, Austria.
READ THE FULL BREGENZ DECLARATION
SHAPING THE FUTURE FOR 100% RENEWABLES
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The new REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report on the feasibility and challenges of achieving a 100% renewable energy future has been published, in cooperation with the WFC. The report presents views of 114 renowned energy experts from around the world, stating that 70% of the experts interviewed consider a global transition to 100% renewable energy to be both feasible and realistic.
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RELATED EVENT
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Policy Debate on Cross-Border Cooperation for Renewable Energy in Brussels
Tuesday, 6 June, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
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FUTURE POLICY AWARD 2017: COMBATING DESERTIFICATION
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Drylands cover over 30% of the Earth’s land: They are extremely vulnerable to over-exploitation and climate variability, which is why more than 135 million people are at risk of being displaced by desertification. This year, the Future Policy award will champion solutions that effectively combat desertification and land degradation. Our research and evaluation process started already
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SKILL DEVELOPMENT
AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR ALL
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How to assure the right to vocational education and training as well as employment as enshrined in article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? Which innovative practices and policies exist? These questions have been discussed during the side event at the 34th UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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DR. AUMA OBAMA WINS INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL COMPACT AWARD
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The WFC Councillor and initiator and CEO of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, Dr Auma Obama has been awarded for her commitment for sustainable development cooperation! She will receive the International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award in October this year.
SEE PRESS REPORT (GERMAN)
DR. MICHAEL OTTO RECEIVES GERMAN CSR AWARD 2017
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Dr Michael Otto, WFC Honorary Councillor, entrepreneur and Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board, has received the highly renowned ‘German CSR Award for outstanding CSR Engagement’ for his commitment to sustainable business.
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CELEBRATING DR. IBRAHIM ABOULEISH
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The World Future Council honours Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish: The WFC Councillor, "Right Livelihood Award" Laureateand Founder & Chairman of SEKEMis turning 80 this year. In 1977, Dr. Abouleish established a sustainable development initiative in Egypt named SEKEM - the first entity to develop biodynamic farming methods in his country. Also founder of the Heliopolis University and Laureate of the German Federal Cross of Merit, Dr. Abouleish has distinguished himself by meritorious services in sustainable development for four decades.

“Sustainable Development is one of the most important challenges to man and it means the creation of living conditions today which will still allow future generations to live with dignity.” Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish
READ MORE ABOUT IBRAHIM ABOULEISH
EXPLORE OUR PUBLICATIONS
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An increasing number of refugees worldwide are women and children. How can we better protect these women and girls from violence? This report highlights some exemplary practices and initiatives.
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The military-industrial complex is using their power to make governments maintain high military spending. This study presents ideas on how decision-makers can be convinced to use this budget to fund sustainable programmes instead.
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3 billion people worldwide rely on traditional biomass fuels. Deforestation, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity are the devastating results. This report evaluates the various technological pathways – and the barriers – leading towards sustainable solutions.
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