Changing the world, one policy at a time... In each episode, listen to two changemakers – young visionaries and planetary elders – discussing their work towards a sustainable present and our common future. These intergenerational dialogues involve inspiring stories, lived experiences and personal conversations about what it means to be trailblazers, changemakers & more. A podcast by the World Future Council
On the Protection Ecosystems & Livelihoods - Vandana Shiva, Annette Mueller and Marie-Claire Graf
Our latest podcast episode with three experts on the protection of ecosystems & livelihoods Vandana Shiva, Marie-Claire Graf and Annette Mueller explores the multiple connections between biodiversity loss, pollution and climate change. Discover the intersection of agriculture, food, health and environment, and gain a fresh perspective with solutions we identified from all around the world, including those working for seed diversity, scaling up agroecology and hazardous pesticides. Join us as we unravel insights from the recent Ecosystems and Livelihoods Commission Meeting at the enchanting Fattoria La Vialla. Tune in now for an inspiring conversation about how we can protect the delicate balance between ecosystems and the lives they sustain.
Around the Future Policy Award 2023 - Prof. Dr. Messner, Nikhil Seth and Jeffrey Opoku
In this exciting third episode, we delve into the fascinating world of policy-making and innovation as we explore the prestigious Future Policy Award 2023: For a toxic-free world, which
takes a closer look at the use of hazardous chemicals in products, with a focus on children and their environment.
They discuss the importance of effective policies for a toxic-free world for children and future generations, guide us through the different product categories and we learn about whether a toxic-free world is conceivable in the future. Enjoy listening!
Join us as we journey through the groundbreaking policies and visionary leaders that are driving positive change on a global scale.
No peace, no future – Alyn Ware, Marie-Claire Graf and Vanda Proskova
In light of the upcoming International Day of Peace which theme is Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals this year, we release our second podcast episode with three experts on peace and future generations! Alyn Ware, Marie-Claire Graf, and Vanda Proskova. They discuss the importance of a peaceful world for future generations and the role of young people in peace activism. We also get to know more about the exciting work of our Youth:Present partner organisation Youth Fusion!
Putting future generations in focus — Neshan Gunasekera and Ghurni Bhattacharya
Today we are launching the 3rd season of our The Good Council podcast, which will all be about the rights of future generations! Right at the first episode, our member of the management board Marie Biermann talks to two experts in the field. Neshan Gunasekera and Ghurni Bhattacharya explain to us what it means to act in a future-just way, how to prevent crimes against future generations and why education plays such a big role in bringing present and future generations to the top of the political agenda.
Protecting the Oceans - Jeffrey Opoku in conversation with Anna Oposa and Dr. Ralf Sonntag
According to numerous scientists, 30 % of the oceans and, if possible, 30 % of the land area must be protected by 2030. This is the only way to preserve at least some of the biodiversity on this planet. Otherwise, the overexploitation will continue: most fishing grounds are already overfished, and many species are almost extinct. Around 64 % of the sea surface is in international waters. It is precisely in these areas where it is crucial to put large zones under protection. However, apart from the Antarctic, there are hardly any areas where this is legally possible. In our latest episode, we asked our Councillor Anna Oposa and our senior advisor Dr. Ralf Sonntag how we can push national governments to advance ocean protection and better educate young people in marine conservation.
COP27, sustainable land development and Africa's youth: Luc Gnacadja in conversation with Anna Bojanic
Luc Gnacadja has dedicated himself to mobilizing political will for the fight against desertification, land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought. In our latest episode, the former UNCCD Executive Secretary explains the role of politics in advancing sustainable land development and his hopes for this year's COP. Further, we talk about the undiscovered potential of Africa's youth and what conditions young people need to become more involved in political and climate action.