World Future Council
= "identifying, developing, highlighting and spreading future-just policies for current challenges humanity is facing".
"The World Future Council envisions a healthy planet with just and peaceful societies now and in the future. To achieve this, we focus on identifying, developing, highlighting and spreading future-just policies for current challenges humanity is facing. We champion the rights and needs of current and future generations.
The World Future Council (WFC) consists of 50 eminent global change-makers from governments, parliaments, civil society, academia, the arts and business who have already successfully created change. They identify urgent themes and determine the agenda for our work.
In close collaboration with international organisations, experts, and parliamentarian networks, we identify sustainable and future-just policies and measures worldwide. We communicate directly to policymakers, and the results of our work feed into our educational work, supporting decision-makers in implementing the best policies."
2. Maura R. O'Connor:
"Jakob von Uexkull’s concept of a World Future Council. Launched in 2004, the WFC is designed to fix what von Uexkull sees as a crucial flaw in international institutions: a lack of trust between their leaders and the general public. It will be made up of one hundred outstanding leaders in human rights, science, the environment, economics, and religion so as to create a trusted moral authority that can weigh in on international issues and come together in support of specific policies. Recently, von Uexkull reported that the first fifty members have been chosen, and the city of Hamburg has agreed to fund the launch and initial phase of the council. Indeed, over the next three years, the city will donate 2.5 million euros to the project as well as permanently host its secretariat. " (http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/j36/global-gov.asp)