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“Essential Ingredients for a Sustainable Future"

The decisions that we make today will impact the generations of the future. Our conference on "Essential ingredients for a Sustainable Future" will consider how institutions dedicated to safeguarding the future can drive sustainable change, incorporating long-term solutions to build more peaceful and resilient societies. Our conference will take place in Cardiff, Wales, from 28-29th of April and is co-organised by the Welsh Government, the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Sustain Wales and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations


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Arms Control Exchange - from Argentina to BIH

As part of our follow-up activities to the 2013 Future Policy Award on Disarmament, on March 6-7, we brought together representatives from Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina to exchange their experiences in addressing small arms issues. Click here to find out more and here for pictures!

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Future Policy Award 2015: Call for nominations launched!

Children are our future and this year we are celebrating the world’s best laws and policies that secure some of their most fundamental rights as stated in the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNRC). More than 300 international experts are invited to submit their nominations. For more information please contact Samia Kassid.

Renewable energy in El Hierro

El Hierro: MEPs learn about 100% RE

From 19-21 February, four members of the European Parliament took part in a WFC study trip to the Canary Island of El Hierro. El Hierro is exceptional in that it already runs on 100% renewable energy garnered from the sun and the wind. The MEPs got the opportunity to learn first-hand why and how this works. Click here to learn more!

© DfID: Marina Sorgo

WFC calls for political intervention to end FGM

Members of the WFC call on the governments of all countries concerned to take tough measures against Female Genital Mutilation. In a joint appeal they emphasize that it is a question of political will and consistent implementation of laws to stop these human rights violations against women and girls. Read the press release here.

New study: How to finance the Green Climate Fund

A sustainable future is only possible if we can limit global warming to 2°C. To still achieve this goal, an estimated $1000 billion need to be invested annually in developing climate friendly renewable energy production. Our study, which will be published in the next days, outlines how this can be done through the sales of Green Climate Bonds to central banks.

New Report: Imagine a Regenerative City

Six key recommendations on how to enable a local regenerative transition are highlighted in the report Imagine A Regenerative City. It paints the vision of a regenerative city and outlines how to get there and summarises the expert debates arising from the Future of Cities Forum 2014. Thanks to all participants for their insights and for daring to rethink the urban agenda!

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