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Creating the World Future Council

Jakob Von Uexkull and Herbert Giradet

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 79

  • Publisher: Green Books

  • Date Published: Dec 2004

  • Stock Code: 37763

  • ISBN: 9781903998656

  • Binding: Paperback

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As a result of mass materialism, consumerism and what may be seen as a very narrow view of the natural world, we have created a profoundly unsustainable civilisation, which may be having a negative impact on the future. The World Future Council is being set up to challenge this situation. This introductory book is in four parts:

1. Making it happen, by Jakob von Uexkull, explains why the world needs a new, independent body to inject a missing ethical dimension into the conduct of national and global affairs. The key challenge is not that there is a 'values vacuum', but that widely agreed values are not being acted on.

2. A Call to Action, by Herbert Giradet, concerns the widening gap between what we need to do about the key issues of our time, and what we are actually doing in reality. The World Future Council is intending to address these matters, challenging civil society, governments and the Un to a new sense of urgency.

3. The Commissions describes how the WFC will set up 24 international commissions on sustainability, justice, health and education. This section summarises the proposed commision in short paragraphs and sets out their work programmes.

4. Endorsements covers the initiative for establishing a World Future Council that have so far been received from eminent people around the world.

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