The new legacy of Green Futures is launched

5th February, 2015 by Anna Simpson

Green Futures magazine has been a source of solutions and inspiration for a sustainable future since 1996. Now, Forum for the Future has launched a new platform to turn inspiration into action. Please visit our Futures Centre and discover our new annual publication, Green Futures: The Long View.

Signs of hope and possibility are springing up everywhere. Yet the challenges we face are global, intensifying and becoming more complex. We need to do more to trans­late inspiration into action.

Forum for the Future has been driving systemic change for a sustainable future since 1996. Over this time, we have been intent on inspiring people through a big picture view of what the future could hold, working with partners and on projects to transform key systems. Our magazine Green Futures has been a significant part of this, with over 90 editions featuring solutions and analysis to show that a sustainable future is both desirable and possible.

Now, we are launching the Futures Centre, a web-based platform that points to where change is happening or could happen, as a means to catalyse effective action for sustainability. On the Futures Centre, we bring together global communities of interest to monitor emerging solutions and identify opportunities to address some of our most pressing challenges.

This dynamic online resource is complemented by Green Futures: The Long View, a yearly invitation to take a step back and recognise the opportunities we have to shape the future. Which global trends now affect all operating contexts? What areas of society are particularly susceptible to transformation? How has our understanding of the future changed? In our first edition, we explore 12 particularly dynamic areas of change, juxtaposing journalism, commentary and illustration from around the world.

All our subscribers will receive a copy of Green Futures: The Long View 2015. We hope you will take your time to read it. The busier you are, the more earnestly we ask! The most useful insights won’t be in these pages but in the moments when you look up from them with new impetus for action.

We also invite you to contribute to the Futures Centre, where we are sharing the latest signals of change, spotting new windows of opportunity, and collaborating to create a sustainable future - starting now

I think Green Futures is doing a great job about a subject that’s very important to us all

David Attenborough

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Green Futures magazine has been a source of solutions and inspiration for a sustainable future since 1996. Now, Forum for the Future has launched a new platform to turn inspiration into action. Please visit our Futures Centre and discover our new annual publication, Green Futures: The Long View.

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