Notes to Editors
World Future Council
The World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the center of policy making. Its up to 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision makers with effective policy solutions. In-depth research underpins advocacy work for international agreements, regional policy frameworks and national lawmaking and thus produces practical and tangible results. In close collaboration with civil society actors, parliamentarians, governments, business and international organizations we identify future just policies around the globe. The results of this research then feed into our advocacy work, supporting decision makers in implementing those policies. The World Future Council was launched in 2007 by Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. It operates as an independent foundation under German law and finances its activities from donations.
Through the Blue Solutions Initiative, four leading environment, conservation and development institutions combine their efforts to develop and bring together innovative ocean management and governance approaches – focusing on holistic solutions for a sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity and natural resources. By collating best practices, testing new approaches, enhancing capacities and fostering knowledge exchange and learning, action is being supported at local, national, regional and global levels. Blue Solutions is implemented by GIZ in direct partnership with GRID-Arendal, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Funding for the project is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through its International Climate Initiative (ICI).