The COVID-19 crisis is devastating communities and economies around the globe. Alarmingly, this pandemic is a symptom of a much larger global systemic crisis, in which the relationship between human activities and the natural environment is rapidly destabilizing. At Future Earth, we believe that sustainability research can and must support a systems-based approach to managing global public health risks. Our networks and partners are supporting this critical agenda.

Future Earth in Transition

Five years into its operations, Future Earth – the world’s largest community of sustainability scientists – is transforming its governance and management structures in pursuit of deeper efficiency, inclusivity, and impact.  This shift, which will take place over the next year, will also result in a broader set of strong national programs connected to the global work of Future Earth, broadening its reach and opening new inroads for transformative sustainability science around the world.

Anthropocene Magazine Issue 5


Anthropocene Magazine

Anthropocene magazine is the new print, digital and live magazine from Future Earth. This publication is the first of its kind to focus specifically on the Anthropocene, a new epoch in the geologic history of the planet named for humanity’s influence on the globe. It will tap the best minds in international science journalism to explore the question: How can human innovation help to create a world we actually want to live in?

Our Work

Future Earth works to accelerate transformations to global sustainability through research and innovation.

Our focus on a systems-based approach seeks to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines, and underpin systems-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.

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