The strength of Future Earth lies within our unique global network of experts and innovators in sustainability research and systems science. Our community of Global Research Projects, Knowledge-Action Networks and Early Career Professionals includes academics, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and artists, all working across sectors and disciplines, to accelerate transformations to global sustainability.

20 Global Research Projects provide our intellectual base.

These projects have been established in the last decades under the support of previous global environmental change programmes: DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme(IGBP) and 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.

7 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.

We support the next generation of sustainability researchers who bring new ideas and energy into our networks.

Future Earth engages with a wide variety of early career researchers, practitioners, artists, and academic activists. We work with researchers in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. We also reach out to professionals in policy, business, the technology industry, agriculture, civil society, and much more.