About Future Earth

Future Earth is a major  global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.

Bringing together and in partnership with existing programmes on global environmental change*, Future Earth is an international platform to coordinate new, interdisciplinary approaches to research on three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Sustainable Development and Transformations towards Sustainability. It will also be a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. It is open to scientists of all disciplines, natural and social, as well as engineering, the humanities and law.

Dr Paul Shrivastava is the Executive Director, and the Science Committee is chaired by Prof Mark Stafford Smith, with Vice-Chairs Prof Melissa Leach and Prof Belinda Reyers. The Engagement Committee is chaired by Jairam Ramesh with Vice-Chair Amy Luers.

It is sponsored by the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability comprising the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Belmont Forum of funding agencies, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the World Meteorological Organization

For more information on the structure of Future Earth, please see the Future Earth website.

* DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

About this blog

This blog is intended to be a home for innovative new ideas and essential reading for everyone engaged in global sustainability. Right now we are a small team of writers and editors, but we hope to scale up by reaching out to a global network of bloggers and scientists to contribute high quality content and opinion. If you would like to contribute, please send a writing sample and your story idea to contact@futureearth.org.