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World Future Council

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World Future Council (WFC)
Formation2004; 20 years ago (2004),
Foundation since 2005; 19 years ago (2005)
FounderBarbara Seiller
Legal statusFoundation
PurposeInternational understanding, sustainable development, environmental protection, ethical voice for the needs and rights of future lives, policy advice.
HeadquartersHamburg, Germany
LeaderAlexandra Wandel (Chair), Franz-Theo Gottwald (Supervisory Board)

The World Future Council (WFC) is a German non-profit foundation with its headquarters in Hamburg. It works to pass on a healthy and sustainable planet with just and peaceful societies to future generations.[1]

Annual General Meeting 2017
Future Policy Award


The futurepolicy.org website presents political solutions and assists decision-makers in developing and implementing future just policies. It is an online database designed for policy-makers to simplify the sharing of existing and proven policy solutions to tackle the world's most fundamental and urgent problems. It now contains policies, for example on renewable energies, energy efficiency, sustainable cities and food production in the era of climate change, that have been promoted in WFC publications, films and hearings.[2]

Research and publications[edit]

  • Miguel Mendonça, David Jacobs and Benjamin K. Sovacool (2009). Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook, Earthscan, ISBN 978-1-84407-858-5
  • Herbert Girardet and Miguel Mendonça (2009). A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality, Green Books, ISBN 978-1-900322-49-2
  • Herbert Girardet (editor) (2008). Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges, Earthscan, ISBN 978-1-84407-612-3
  • Herbert Girardet (2008). Cities People Planet: Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World, Wiley, ISBN 0-470-85284-4
  • Miguel Mendonça (2007). Feed-in Tariffs: Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy, Earthscan, ISBN 978-1-84407-788-5
  • Jakob von Uexkull and Herbert Girardet (2005). Shaping our Future: Creating the World Future Council, Green Books / World Future Council Initiative, ISBN 1-903998-46-8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ECI Congratulates the World Future Council". Earth Charter. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Database of policy solutions". futurepolicy.org. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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