Deadline for submission : 14 March 2014
More information on the Future Earth initiative and its Engagement Committee: Future Earth is a 10-year international research programme that will provide critical knowledge required for societies to face the challenges posed by global environmental change and to identify opportunities for transformations towards global sustainability.
Future Earth is sponsored by the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability comprising of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Belmont Forum – the council of principals of the International Group of Funding Agencies for global environmental change research (IGFA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as an observer.
The Future Earth Engagement Committee is a strategic advisory group whose primary purpose is to promote in-depth and innovative interactions between science and society to address global environmental change and transform towards global sustainability. Such interactions must be fostered throughout the process of knowledge production to ensure that Future Earth delivers the knowledge that society needs. They include co-design of research agendas, co-production of knowledge, and co-dissemination of perspectives, evidence and knowledge claims in government, business and civil society, so that scientific knowledge makes a larger contribution to societal debate and decision-making.