Enabling societal transformation
Future Earth Australia is a national peak initiative that enables Australian researchers, governments, industry and NGOs to collaborate with each other and with international networks and programs across Australia and Oceania.
We envision Australia and its people thriving in, and contributing to, a sustainable and equitable world.
Our Coastal Futures Conference 2020
Our Coastal Futures: Transitioning towards a respectful custodianship of our oceans and coasts
Oceans and coasts are changing. We're listening to those changes. Complex challenges take a diverse community to hear, understand and act. Our Coastal Futures will be a transdisciplinary, multi-format International Conference to share and co-produce knowledge and enable effective action.
Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020
The Future of Food: Connecting the UN SDGs
Catalysing change: moving towards a circular economy
How we work
Codesign: We believe that the most innovative solutions are discovered when experts from many different fields come together. Our projects are codesigned from the start to promote equity and innovation. Learn more about our initiatives.
Coproduce: Working together can’t stop at the design stage. We ensure that our codesigned ideas are implemented by cross-disciplinary teams and involve both experts and local stakeholders. Learn more about our publications.
Convene: Using the global Future Earth network and our Australian connections, we bring together leaders across academia, governments and industry to network and exchange knowledge by hosting forums and other events. Learn more about our events.
Collaborate: With a variety of members spanning academia, industry and government, we leverage our networks to run multiple collaborative research programs to deliver research benefits for members and to advance adoption of SDG solutions. Learn more about the SDGs.
Future Earth Australia works with leading scientific researchers, providing a conduit between these researchers with government, industry and civil society to ensure that a systems approach is taken to the implementation of sustainability science. It works closely with its hosting organisation, the Australian Academy of Science.
Throughout 2018, FEA focused efforts on three key areas: urban systems transformation, climate risk and equity, and collaborative capacity building programs for early-career researchers and practitioners.
Future Earth is the largest ever international research and development collaboration focused on long term sustainability solutions for the planet and human societies, supported by a range of leading global institutions.
Future Earth is a global research framework that brings the world’s researchers together with leading thinkers in business, public administration, the humanities and social sciences and the community to build the cooperation, trust and tools to create long-term solutions to global challenges in which economic, social and environmental values can coexist and thrive. It was initiated five years ago by the International Council for Science (ICSU), and draws together thousands of researchers across hundreds of individual and collaborative research programs. Future Earth builds on more than three decades of global environmental change research programmes and carries forward the legacy of DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) Future Earth activities:
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