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date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 09:55:35 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
from: Julie Burgess <>
subject: IGFR and Global Futures Bulletin <fwd>

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Subject: IGFR and Global Futures Bulletin
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Institute for Global Futures Research (IGFR).
P.O. Box 263E, Earlville, Qld 4870, Australia.
E-mail: <>.

Dear Colleague,
You have been referred to us as someone who is interested in
global futures, sustainable development, and social justice issues.

If you have been sent this message in error, please accept our
apologies. (Please let us know so we can adjust our records).

The Institute for Global Futures Research (IGFR) arose out of a series
of meetings held during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992.

The IGFR was established in 1995 as an independent research
centre to explore urgent global issues and longterm future options.
The brief of the IGFR is to build a macro interdisciplinary
perspective by researching pivotal issues in the areas of peace and
social justice, the global environment and climate change, poverty
and Third World development, human rights and democracy,
population, resources, international relations, the global economy,
science and technology, urban planning, and comparative culture, to
mention but some of the key areas.

The IGFR coordinates an Open Research Program where research
teams comprising experts and advisers are grouped around
43 interest areas. Using futures and other methodologies as well as
non-methodological (intuitive) approaches, we draw results together
from different disciplines to identify major trends, global parameters,
continuities and discontinuities, and use this understanding to
generate options for the future.

1. development issues, theory and paradigms
2. peace and conflict resolution.
3. climate change
4. energy
5. evolving world order
6. biodiversity and habitat
7. emancipation of women
8. megatrends in technology
9. comparative society
10. implications of globalisation
11. ethnic relations and multicivilisations
12. food and sustainable agriculture
13. international governance
14. Agenda 21
15. quality of life indicators
16. population issues
17. toxic waste
18. urban development
19. global finance
20. transport
21. future generations - ethics
22. water
23. global parameters, scenarios, new dimensions
24. disaster
25. futures studies methodologies
26. history of the future
27. longwaves and macrohistory
28. industry trends, industrial ecology
29. new economics
30. corporate citizenship
31. alternative communities and lifestyles
32. cyberspace revolution
33. global conventions and international law
34. world summits
35. Gaia theory
36. world health
37. world systems theory
38. equity
39. spirituality and religion
40. community development
41. ecopsychology
42. space
43. deep futures

The IGFR produces a twice-monthly journal (Global Futures
Bulletin) disseminated via e-mail to all its members and
subscribers. Members and subscribers include students and
community leaders, members of various religious affiliations and
non-government activist organisations, scientific research centres,
university academics, and senior officials in the corporate sector,
government policy makers and multilateral organisations, in 76

We will shortly be sending you a copy of the Global Futures Bulletin.
The journal is multidisciplinary and succinct.

Recipient organisations include: World Bank, World Futures Studies
Federation (WFSF), United Nations Commission for Human
Settlement (UNCHS), United Nations Organisation, UNDP, Tellus
Institute, Stockholm Environment Institute, Millennium Institute,
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global
Environmental Change (IHDP), Institute for Alternative Futures,
Ford Foundation, Finland Futures Research Centre, FAO, EPA (US),
EPA (Australia), Applied Futures, numerous government agencies,
and researchers in 52 universities including Cornell, Harvard,
Cambridge and Oxford.

We would like to send you six successive issues of the Global Futures
Bulletin free of charge, after which you will be invited to become a
member or subscriber. You are under no obligation whatsoever.

(If you find it is of no use to you, you need not respond and you will
be automatically deleted from the recipient list at the end of the free
trial period. Let us know if you prefer not to receive any bulletins
prior to this).

The IGFR is funded by membership and subscription revenue. The
Institute for Global Futures Research (IGFR) is a not-for-profit

The latest copy of the Global Futures Bulletin will be sent shortly.
We hope it is of some use to you.

Geoff Holland, Director,
Institute for Global Futures Research (IGFR).
P.O. Box 263E, Earlville, QLD 4870, Australia.
E-mail: <>.

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Julie Burgess
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel. +44 (0)1603 592722
Fax. +44 (0) 1603 507784
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