The World Future Council (WFC) consists of 50 respected people from all five continents, who have made an impact and continue to play an influential role in key areas relating to future sustainability and the rights of future generations. The Council members represent governments, international organisations, parliaments, the arts, civil society, academia and the business world.
WFC highlights existing exemplary government policies in the areas of Future Justice, Climate and Energy, Sustainable Ecosystems, Sustainable Economies, Just Societies and Peace and Disarmament, and encourages other governments to emulate these. WFC does this through parliamentary hearings, policy papers, public events (such as the Future Policy Award), and consultancy & advocacy.
WFC’s leading work on the Feed-In Tariff (FIT), which accelerates investment in renewable energy technologies by providing price certainty for energy from renewable sources, has helped encourage over 60 countries to implement some form of FIT.
WFC’s work on Cities and Climate Change has helped build a commitment to ‘Regenerative Cities’ and has lead to the appointment of WFC to the policy advisory board of UN-HABITAT to help develop UN policy guidelines on urban and territorial planning.
WFCs’ Campaign for Ombudspersons for Future Generations gained considerable traction in the Rio+20 process making it into the pen-ultimate draft of the final document and capturing the informal support of the UN Secretary-General.
WFC’s Campaign to End Crimes Against Future Generations is generating considerable interest in the international law, human rights and environmental communities – including for the Draft Declaration of Crimes Against Future Generations.
In the disarmament field, WFC hosts the Nuclear Abolition Forum (now based at the Basel Peace Office and WFC London office), which facilitates dialogue on key issues relating to nuclear disarmament by a range of academics and policy analysts both supportive and critical of the possibilities for nuclear abolition. WFC also initiated the Tank of Bread project as part of its Disarmament for Sustainable Development program, calling for a re-direction of military spending to social needs. The Tank of Bread was a huge hit at the Rio+20 Summit. WFC also initiated the Climate-Nuclear Nexus, now a major program of the Basel Peace Office, focusing on the links between climate change and nuclear weapons.
The WFC Peace and Disarmament Program is coordinated by the co-chairs of the Peace and Disarmament Commission, David Krieger and Alyn Ware, along with the WFC Disarmament staff person Rob van Riet.