NEWS FROM THE WFC IN AUGUST
Land degradation costs more lives than any other environmental disaster. If we don’t stop the trend of desertification, hundreds of millions of people will be forced to leave their homes in the next decades. The Future Policy Award turns a spotlight on this challenge – and honours effective responses.
The winners of this year’s FPA have been announced recently.
People of Tigray (Ethiopia) turn the desert into green land again, China reversed the trend of desertification and led millions of people out of poverty – and there are more inspiring success stories to tell with the Future Policy Award 2017!
Jakob von Uexkull, Alexandra Wandel & Stefan Schurig
The Management Board
It is estimated that 135 million people are at risk of being displaced by desertification, and drylands are the most conflict-prone regions of the world. Climate change, and the increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather in arid lands, makes combating desertification even more vital. With this year’s Future Policy Award, we honour effective policies that combat desertification –
Ethiopia’s Tigray Region wins Gold.
Building sustainable, low-carbon societies starts with education: In Scotland, this is not lip service, but the heart of Scotland’s emerging pedagogy. The World Future Council has joined Education Scotland to see “Learning for Sustainability” in action.
Find out more in Jakob von Uexkull’s latest HuffPost Article
On Monday, 4 September 2017, a charity concert will take place in the Kammermusiksaal of the Berliner Philharmonie in order to support the World Future Council. Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the WFC, will hold the welcome speech.