Forests for People - Inter- Parliamentary Hearing Spreading Best Policies : The WFC Approach. World Future Council – Voice of Future Generations.
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The World Future Council endeavors to bring the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. We inform policy makers about future just policies and advise them on how to implement these. Political solutions for the challenges of our time exist.
2009 Exemplary Policies for Food Security
2010 Best Biodiversity Policies
2011 Forests for People
2012 Protection of oceans and coasts
2013 Innovative Policy Solutions for Disarmament
2014 Ending Violence against Women and Girls
2015 Children‘s Rights
The Future Policy Award celebrates policies that create better living conditions for current and future generations.
The aim of the award is to raise global awareness for these exemplary policies and to speed up policy action towards just, sustainable and peaceful societies.
The Future Policy Award is the first award that celebrates policies rather than people on an international level.
Gold Award Winner
Rwanda’s National Forest Policy
Silver Award Winner
The Gambia’s Community Forest Management Programme
The USA’s Lacey Act
20 policies from 16 countries nominated from Africa (2), Asia (6), Europe (4), Latin America (7) and North America (1).
National forest policies can have great impact if they address complex cross-sector challenges on the ground.
National forest policies in Africa can be a key driver in addressing the challenge of governing landscapes because they provide a mechanism to involve local people.
17 November 2014
Key Success Factors in Forest Governance
A clear, measurable target
Strong institutions with sufficient budgets
Decentralised governance structures
Anti-corruption measures and law enforcement
Involvement of economic issues and actors
Benefit for local communities / income generation for local people
Equal but limited land and property rights
Gender issues mainstreamed
17 November 2014