Delivering the Human Future

Delivering the Human Future

A worldwide conference on the threats we face and the solutions we need.


Hosted by: The Council for the Human Future (CHF), The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) and the Common Home of Humanity (CHH).


Facilitated by: Olfa Meliani-Faure


All Citizens of Earth are invited to observe the conference online.


Time: March 21-22, starting 21:00 each day for two half-day sessions.


All conference sessions will be livestreamed and presentations available to view online afterwards.


Day 1 Livestream

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Day 2 Livestream

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Day 1 Schedule - Saturday March 20th

  • 21:05 - Opening remarks, Professor John Hewson, CHF Chairman
  • 21:20 - "Avoiding a Ghastly Future", Emeritus Professor Paul R Ehrlich, Stanford University
  • 21:50 -  "Pandemics and the Future of Global Health", Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Chief Scientist
  • 22:20 - "Global Water Scarcity", Dr Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute President-Emeritus 
  • 23:05 - "Hothouse Earth and what we can do to avoid it", Emeritus Professor Will Steffen, Australian National University
  • 23:35 - "Taming the Nuclear Menace", Professor Tilman Ruff,  Co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • 24:05 - "Extinction and the Future of Humanity", Professor Gerardo Ceballos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • 24:35 - "Risks of Artificial Intelligence", Professor Toby Walsh, University of New South Wales.

Day 2 Schedule - Sunday March 21st

  • 21:05 - "Clean Earth: humanity's next great challenge", Laureate Professor Ravi Naidu, University of Newcastle
  • 21:35 - "The Age of Renewable Food", Julian Cribb, author and science writer
  • 22:05 - "Facing up to overpopulation", Dr Jane O'Sullivan, University of Queensland
  • 22:50- "Racing to save ourselves from ourselves", Leilani Munter, race car driver and eco-activist.
  • 23:20 - "An Economy to save the Earth", Dr Laurie Laybourn, UK Institute for Public Policy Research
  • 23:50 - Plenary Debate and Resolution. Letter to Citizens of Earth.
  • 24:50 - Closing Comments, Professor John Hewson, CHF Chairman