“We urgently need a radical shift in how global society interacts with Earth. Human activities today are disrupting our planet in ways that threaten our air quality, water reliability, food security, and the stability of our climate and ecosystems. Real transformations to overcome these challenges will only happen if we work together – science, technology, business, government, and civil society – as one.”
– Amy Luers, Executive Director, Future Earth
Future Earth’s mission is to accelerate transformations to global sustainability through research and innovation.
The vision of Future Earth is for people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world.
Future Earth is a global research programme designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. Our focus on systems-based approaches seeks to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines. We use this understanding to underpin evidence-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.
Future Earth’s Knowledge-Action Networks and Global Research Projects are the mechanism for addressing these complex systems, delivering our research strategy and are the essential links to our key focal challenges.
Future Earth develops the knowledge and tools that government, communities, and companies need to meet the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. By understanding connections among environmental, social and economic systems, Future Earth works to facilitate research and innovation, build and mobilize networks and shape the narrative, turning knowledge into action.