Future Earth

Future Earth is a global platform for international scientific collaboration, providing the knowledge required for societies to face risk posed by global environmental change and to seize opportunities in a transition to global sustainability.

At Future Earth, we believe that research, innovation, and collaboration can transform the world toward sustainability. We harness the experience and reach of thousands of scientists and innovators from across the globe. Together, this global community facilitates research, mobilises networks, sparks innovation, and turns knowledge into action.

The Governing Council and its subsidiary bodies, involve as appropriate, representatives from a range of communities (academia, funders, governments, international, organizations and science assessments, development groups, business and industry, civil society and the media). The work of these bodies is supported by the Future Earth Secretariat that coordinates the scientific projects and performs the day-to-day management of Future Earth, ensuring coordination across themes, projects, regions and committees, and liaising with key actors.

The Secretariat comprises five global hubs which function as a single entity, located in Canada (Montreal), France (Paris), Japan (Tokyo), Sweden (Stockholm) and the United States (Colorado).