News from the World Future Council

Dear Friends & Supporters,

Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the World Future Council, has resigned as Chair of the Management Board. As his successors, we know it is difficult to fill such big shoes! Thank you Jakob for your great achievements and tireless efforts for future generations!

In 2019, we at the World Future Council will work towards climate protection, child and youth empowerment, agroecology and peace and disarmament.

A particular highlight will be our “Policy Oscar” later this year, the Future Policy Award, which will be dedicated to youth empowerment. But we already produced a great success in this area this month, when our Rights of Children commission published their Policy Handbook on Advancing Education for Sustainable Development. Find out more in this edition of the newsletter!

 

Thank you for your attention, and best wishes

Alexandra Wandel and Joanna Dillig

Management Board

NEWS THIS MONTH

NEW POLICY HANDBOOK: ADVANCING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Given the huge challenges the world faces, it is clear that we need to teach, learn and live in a fundamentally different manner, and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is already helping to realise this transition. According to Samia Kassid, “there is no more powerful transformative force in the world today than quality education”! Our brand-new, pioneering handbook examines some of the central success factors in policy for integrating ESD effectively.READ MORE

NEW LEAD FOR THE “VOICE OF FUTURE GENERATIONS”

Jakob von Uexkull, who founded the World Future Council in 2007, resigns as Chair of the Management Board. Supervisory Board appoints successors. Alexandra Wandel (45) and Johanna Dillig (35) were appointed Executive Members of the Management Board. Wandel now acts as spokesperson and Executive Director of the foundation, and Dillig as Director of Operations as well as Vice Chair of the Management Board.READ MORE

WFC CELEBRATES THE OUTSTANDING
PRACTICES IN AGROECOLOGY 2019

The recognition, organised in collaboration with the Start up TAGS, seeks to raise global awareness for exemplary practices that focus on empowerment, sustainability, and resilience. Out of 77 nominations from 44 countries, 15 received recognitions, including practices from across Africa, Asia and Latin America.READ MORE

THE GERMAN COAL-PHASE OUT PROPOSAL FALLS SHORT OF THE PARIS-AGREEMENT GOAL

“It doesn’t matter how many coal power plants are shut down: if the production is ramped up in the remaining ones”, says World Future Council’s chief economist, Dr. Matthias Kroll. According to him, under this scheme coal energy production and related CO2 emission are likely to increase up to 16%. The solution: Germany must expand its renewable energy capacity.READ MORE

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