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Global Futures Conference 2023

The 2023 Global Futures Conference took place over a 3-day period, between September 19th – 21st at the Javits Center in New York City. It coincided with New York Climate Week and the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, adding significance to the occasion. The conference drew a diverse audience of over 300 individuals hailing from the public and private sectors, academia, the scientific community, Indigenous groups, and global youth.

The primary goal of the 2023 Global Futures Conference, building upon the progress of the inaugural Global Futures Conference, GF22, and the ongoing efforts of the Earth League, aimed to advance specific action pathways related to the 10 Must Haves initiative. The initiative forms the underpinning of an emerging coalition formed among private and public sector entities, research institutions, multilateral organizations, among other stakeholders, that endorse the effort and leverage their collective knowledge, authority and access to accelerate action. An Intelligence Briefing on the “10 Must Haves” was accepted by Global Sustainability Journal in advance of the conference (now published).

The conference served to further develop and inform the 10 Must Haves report intended as a roadmap for governments, corporations and multilateral institutions to take bold and important steps to achieve just and sustainable futures. 

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