Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20.
Future Earth is being established by the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability. As an establishing member of #FutureEarth, the ISSC’s role was to lead the initial design phase, and is a member of the Implementation Management Project board, responsible for planning and supervising the implementation of a fully operational Future Earth by mid-2014.
In all, the ISSC aims to bring the voices of the social sciences to this future research framework.