Future Earth Australia

Future Earth Australia seeks to help present and future researchers, governments, research funders, members of the community and the private sector work together towards a sustainable future. Like its global parent, Future Earth Australia’s vision is for for people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world.

With funding from the  Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), this inter-academy project has developed a strategic plan for Future Earth in Australia. In partnership with Australia’s learned Academies, the CSIRO, Macquarie University and the University of Queensland, the Australian Academy of Science has initiated the establishment phase for Future Earth Australia. The establishment phase is expected to last 12-24 months during which time, the business model will be finalized in consultation with relevant stakeholders and regional presence will be established. The initiative will:

  • Provide a single contact point for applying research to practical issues of sustainability in business and policy development
  • Identify and support existing projects and activities that address practical sustainability problems by facilitating the integration of the human and biophysical sciences in a systems approach
  • Provide a unified sector voice by facilitating engagement between researchers, industry and government to communicate and advocate for change from unsustainable to sustainable in the public and private sectors.

The webpage will be updated as the program develops. For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Imran Ahmad at imran.ahmad@science.org.au