Research

Future Earth is a global community of world-class researchers, projects and institutes brought together around an international research agenda focusing on sustainability science.Key documents

20+ global research projects provide our intellectual base. These projects have been established in the last decades under the auspices of previous global environmental change programmes: DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). These projects manage international research campaigns, databases and monitoring arrays. They produce world-class and societally-relevant research and mobilise capacity and communities through international open science conferences, regular workshops and early-career scientists events.

8+ Knowledge-Action Networks catalyse new research and partnerships around the key challenges to sustainability identified by Future Earth. These networks are a key mechanism that Future Earth employs to generate solutions-focused and societally-relevant research.

9 Fast-Track Initiatives and Cluster Activities encourage collaboration across disciplinary backgrounds on cutting edge research and engagement short-term projects. Launched in 2014, these initiatives have begun to wrap up their initial activities.