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Future Earth 2016: The year in news and blogs

The past year was a major period for Future Earth and for sustainability science at large. In the last 12 months, leaders from around the world streamed into Quito, Ecuador, to discuss the future of cities. And nations ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, a new international effort to curb warming temperatures.

In this timeline, we've collected some of our favorite news and stories from the Future Earth community over the last 12 months. Follow along to revisit a year of scientific discoveries, new thinking about humanity's place in the world, new ways of visualising and experiencing global changes and much more.

Future Earth looks forward to continuing our work to support transformations to a sustainable world in 2017.