The Commission for the Human Future is a non-governmental, non-partisan body focused on ensuring that humanity has a bright future ahead of it.

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  • Toward our Human Future: Catastrophic risk, the public good, and the importance of community
    Dr Arnagretta Hunter, Chair of the Commission for the Human Future(Crossposted from The Power to Persuade) The pathway toward our best human future became clearer recently when I had the privilege of hosting a webinar between two great thinkers: Luke Kemp who considers the collapse of civilisations and human survival in the face of catastrophic […]
  • Report: The Need for Strategic Food Policy in Australia
    Summary Food is the most interconnected policy issue any government faces. In Australia, governing the food system cuts across many policy areas, including agriculture, fisheries, rural infrastructure, indigenous affairs, water, environment, drought, emergency management, animal welfare, waste, health, poverty, education, immigration, defence, industry, transport and cost of living. Although we are endowed with plentiful natural resources, […]
  • Building resilience key to withstanding sudden shocks to the system
    When the haze cleared from one of the worst bushfire seasons in memory, none of us expected to begin recovery in the grip of a pandemic. Governments cannot necessarily predict the onset of such shocking events, but we can prepare for them – and build community resilience to withstand them…