Future Earth is a 10-year initiative to advance Global Sustainability Science, build capacity in this rapidly expanding area of research and provide an international research agenda to guide natural and social scientists working around the world. It also serves as a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. Future Earth is built on many decades of international research on global environmental change carried out by programmes (DIVERSITAS, IGBP, IHDP, WCRP) initiated and co-sponsored by the International Council for Science. For more information
Regional Workshop for Europe
During a transition and transfer period from these previous programmes to Future Earth, the European ICSU Members organised a regional workshop in May 2013 for the European stakeholders and as part of a series of workshops around the globe that served as platforms to discuss and provide recommendations on the development of Future Earth. The workshop focused on identifying options for implementing Future Earth in Europe and building interfaces between global, regional and national levels.
The workshop gathered some 100 representatives from the science community, national global environmental change committees, programmes and projects, research funding organisations, policy makers and organisations at the science-policy interface. The event was co-organised by the French Academy of Sciences and the European ICSU Members, with the support of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).