The specific strategic position of the WEF in its chosen niche, is illustrated in the included diagram. It clearly indicates the importance of our environment as the foundation of all life on earth, as well as the WEF's important educational role in helping to create a harmonious balance between nature (conservation) and development by humans.
It is a known fact that the earth can support an estimated three billion people; presently there are almost seven billion humans with an estimated nine billion by 2050. This makes education for sustainable development the most important priority of any society if we as the human species want to survive and thrive together with all the other living creatures that we share this magical planet with."It is in our moments of decision, that we shape not only our own destiny, but also that of our planet and the life it supports." (dr. Madelein J Grundlingh)