FC Councillor Dr. Jane Goodall for her ground-breaking research and may achievements

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Ethical Markets congratulates the World Future Council, its Founder,Jakob von Uexkull ( who also serves on our Advisory Board) and Honorary WFC Councillor Dr. Jane Goodall for her ground-breaking research and many achievements. ~  Hazel Henderson, Editor



Dear Friends of the World Future Council,

Our Honorary Councillor Jane Goodall has dedicated her whole life to researching the lives of great apes and their living conditions. Around the world, she is celebrated for her efforts to protect endangered species and preserve the rain forest. As UN Ambassador of Peace, Jane is also constantly reaching out to younger generations, to teach them the value of nature and encourage future generations to treat our planet with the respect it deserves.

This year, the world is taking note of Jane’s achievements once more, as she is receiving the prestigious International B.A.U.M Award 2014 in honour of her work. To show our gratitude for the constant support and valuable insights she provides to our work, we are co-hosting an event to celebrate Jane’s life’s journey on September 28 in Hamburg, germany.

By promoting good laws against ecological destruction and climate change, we try and live up to her values and devotion in our every day work.

With best regards from Hamburg,


Jakob von Uexküll

Alexandra Wandel

WFC Founder

WFC Director

Chair, Management Board

Vice Chair, Management Board

Our international work is funded by donations. Please support us!


Jakob von Uexkull honoured by Swedish Government

Illis Quorum, a gold medal awarded by the Swedish government.
© Michael Nordenberg, Regeringskansliet

On 28 August 2014 the Government of sweden bestowed the Illis Quorum, a gold medal awarded for outstanding contributions to Swedish culture, science or society, on Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the World Future Council. Jakob received the supreme award in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the spreading of sustainable policy solutions and the promotion of human rights.

Coming Up

UN Climate Summit: Ignorance is no longer an option – 23/9

New York: On September 23, world leaders will gather in New York for the UN Climate Summit 2014, which is hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Heads of State are expected to ” bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015.”

Together with the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign and others, the World Future Council will ensure that ignorance and in-action are no longer an option! WFC Policy Officer Anna Leidreiter will carry this message to New York. At the historic People’s Climate March on September 21, Anna will be joined by WFC Youth Ambassador Kehkashan Basu who has been invited to discuss in the Leader’s Forum on “Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action”.

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – 26/9

Nuclear weapons: A threat to world peace.
Radiation, via Shutterstock

September 26 marks the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Established by the UN General Assembly, the aim of the day is to enhance  “public awareness and education about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination”. On this occasion, the World Future Council is organising several events in support of the efforts towards a nuclear weapon free world.

The Marshall Islands is currently undertaking unprecedented legal action against the nine nuclear-armed States case at the International Court of Justice. On September 24, a briefing on the case is held by Professor Nick Grief, Member of the Marshall Islands’ Legal Team, at Friends House in London. The event is open to the public. The following day, September 25, we are co-sponsoring an event at the UN in Geneva, which will bring together civil society groups, international organisations and country representatives to discuss how to galvanise support for the Day. To learn more about our work on nuclear disarmament, click here.


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