The Council for the Human Future (CHF) was set up to raise global awareness of the growing existential emergency, comprising ten catastrophic risks, which now face humanity. We are a not-for-profit international body established by concerned scientists and citizens to widen awareness and help devise solutions.
Alert global society to the catastrophic threats that together comprise an existential emergency facing all humanity
Help to identify and develop cross-cutting solutions to catastrophic risks that make none of them worse.
Identify opportunities for sustainable economic and social progress and human equity arising from the solutions.
Focus the minds of policymakers on the urgency of agreeing on a universal plan for humanity to survive and thrive into the future.
Share trusted knowledge on the benefits of solving the human existential emergency.
Professor John Hewson AM is a former Australian politician, who has had careers in academia, bureaucracy, business, politics, and the media
Emeritus Professor Bob Douglas AO was Foundation Director of the Australian National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and founder of Australia 21.
Paul Barratt AO is a former head of Defence for Australia and is Chairman of Australia 21.
Julian Cribb is an Australian science writer and author of 'Surviving the 21st century'.