About Future Earth
Future Earth builds on more than three decades of global environmental change research that began with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), DIVERSITAS and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). Future Earth was officially announced in June 2012 at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be created as a global initiative to strengthen the interface between policy and science. Future Earth became fully operational with a permanent Secretariat at the end of 2015.
Today, Future Earth is a network of scientists, researchers, and innovators designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. Its research focus is on systems-based approaches, seeking to deepen the understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines. This understanding is used to underpin evidence-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.
Future Earth’s Knowledge-Action Networks and Global Research Projects are the mechanism for addressing these complex systems, delivering its research strategy and are the essential links to its key focal challenges.
AIMES is a global research project of Future Earth.
FACILITATE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Future Earth’s 20 Global Research Projects explore interactions among humans and the planet’s land, air, water and biodiversity. Future Earth develops and partners on initiatives that experiment with technology, data, media, and new ideas.
BUILD AND MOBILIZE NETWORKS
Future Earth’s networks link policy, business and civil leaders with researchers to address themes like health, urbanization, natural assets and more.
SHAPE THE NARRATIVE
Future Earth helps incorporate the latest science into global decision-making and engage in conversations on sustainability solutions. See 10 New Insights in Climate Science and award-winning Anthropocene Magazine for more.
News About Future Earth and its Global Research Networks
SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022: Register Now to Receive the Early Bird Rate
SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022: Register Now to Receive the Early Bird Rate The 8th SOLAS OSC will be held from 25 to 29 September 2022 online and on-site in Cape Town, South Africa. With its first OSC in Africa, SOLAS offers scientists a platform to learn and...
PAGES Agadir 2022: Learning from the past for a sustainable future
PAGES Agadir 2022: Learning from the past for a sustainable future PAGES held their 6th Open Science Meeting entitled "Learning from the past for a sustainable future" on 16-20 May 2022 in Agadir, Morocco. The Open Science Meeting (OSM) is one of the premier...
AIMES Lightning Talk Contribution 19 May 2022 | Past, present and future societal risk arising from global change: a collaborative approach
AIMES Lightning Talk Contribution 19 May 2022 | Past, present and future societal risk arising from global change: a collaborative approach Michael Neil Evans 1, Felix Riede 2, Blas Valero-Garcés 3, Cornelia B Krug 4, Markus Reichstein 5, Marie-France Loutre 6...
AIMES Session at SRI 2022 | Nature-Based Solutions: Exploring the challenges and potential
AIMES Session at SRI 2022 | Nature-Based Solutions: Exploring the challenges and potential When: Monday 20 June 2022, 7:30AM - 9:00AM EDT (Virtual) Speakers: Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen), Jianwu Tang (University of Chicago), Dimitri Syrris (Baotree), Susan...
Save the Date: iLEAPS OzFlux Joint Conference
Save the Date: iLEAPS - OzFlux Joint Conference The iLEAPS - OzFlux hybrid conference will be held on Tuesday 31 January - Friday 03 February 2023. The topic is Biosphere - Atmosphere Interactions and Global Change from Microbial to Planetary Scales. The original date...
SRI Program Is Now Available!
SRI Program Is Now Available!The program for the 2022 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2022) is now available. SRI2022, the second edition of the world’s largest gathering dedicated to transdisciplinary research and innovation in sustainability,...