Future Earth’s Global Risks Perceptions Initiative strives to capture and analyze the perceptions on global risks of different scientific communities. By bringing together multiple viewpoints on risks, this initiative aims to spark and inform a pluralistic dialogue around risks that draws on a diversity of experience and knowledge.


New report: Where is the world headed post-COVID-19? Expected trends in the coming three years

This is the first in a series of reports expected from a recent Rapid Foresight Survey on COVID-19, exploring the opportunities and challenges presented by the crisis for our transition to a more equitable, sustainable and resilient future.  The report, which is a collaboration between Future Earth, Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute and the Sustainability in the Digital Age initiative, discusses global expected societal trends on where the world is headed in the coming three years, identifies and elaborates on four prominent classes of drivers of societal change, and explains key insights that can help to inform short and medium-term strategies on how we build back from the COVID-19 pandemic for better future. The report and summary of the key results are available here.

Risks Perceptions Report 2020 Released

Comparing Global Risks



Sylvia Wood

Science Officer

Jennifer Garard

Science Officer & Manager, Sustainability in the Digital Age

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Where is the world headed post-COVID-19?

A new report that discusses global expected societal trends on where the world is headed in the coming three years. Read more here.

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Risks Perceptions Report 2020

Future Earth is releasing the first edition of its Risks Perceptions Report 2020.  A preview of key messages is available here.


Global Risks Scientists’ Perception Survey 2019

Future Earth conducted its first Global Risks Scientists’ Perception survey in September 2019. Over 200 global change scientists from 52 countries participated in the survey. To learn more, click here.


Futures CoLab

Reports from Future CoLab exercises on Planetary Security and on Broadening the Dialogue are now available here.