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Future Earth


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. But it is also a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. For more information: Future Earth website

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.

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 six workshops around the globe that served as platforms to discuss the implementation of this major 10-year initiative. For more information: workshop news and workshop report.