Initiatives

Learn about our primary initiatives below, as well as our ongoing program that fosters connections and growth in early-career researchers and practitioners.

Ocean and Coastal Sustainability
Australian oceans and coasts are threatened by the fragmented way we manage and govern the ecological and social processes that connect them; we do not have a clear path forward to ensure that these areas are healthy and resilient. Future Earth Australia proposes the creation of an Ocean and Coastal Systems Transformation Ten Year Strategy, which will outline clear, actionable strategies for achieving healthy and resilient oceans and coasts for all of Australia.
Securing Australia’s Future: Reimagining Climate Adaptation

Over the summer of 2019, Australia wrestled with its worst ever bushfire season. We despaired as homes and property had to be abandoned, and we witnessed massive tracts of precious ecosystems and their inhabitants destroyed.

Community Science for Sustainability
Communities know their sustainability priorities best. Tapping into our extensive network of partners with diverse expertise across sustainability issues, Future Earth Australia has partnered with AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange to facilitate communities and scientists to work on community science priorities together to create actionable science.
Climate Risk and Equity
Future Earth Australia adopted a new focus area —Climate Risk and Equity— in November 2018 with a two-day event held in conjunction with Climate-KIC Australia and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney.
Early-Career Researcher and Practitioner Program
We know that early-career researchers and practitioners are the future of sustainability. We host a number of events each year under key themes to bring together ECRPs from our member organisations.
Sustainable Australian Cities and Communities

Australian cities and communities are facing a massive period of transformation and opportunity. The trajectory of these cities and communities will have a huge impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.