Project History

Initiatives Project History 


Reimagining Climate Change Adaptation Initiative Just adaptation strategy

Our National Strategy for Just Adaptation was the result of the Reimagining Climate Change Adaptation Initiative engaged from 2021-2022.  

The initiative was an extensive project including an Expert Working Group, the Reimagining Climate Adaptation Summit, and eventual launch of the strategy by Senator Jenny McAllister at Parliament House in September 2022.  

“This will be and should be a must-read for climate adaptation policy makers, planners, project managers and parliamentarians." - Senator Jenny McAllister 

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sustainable oceans and coasts

Sustainable Oceans and Coasts Initiative 

Future Earth Australia was inspired by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to create a National Ten-Year Strategy for Sustainable Oceans and Coasts. This resulted in our Sustainable Oceans and Coasts Strategy 2021-2030.  

This process included an Expert Working Group, scoping workshops with key stakeholders, consultation workshops, consultation outcome papers, feedback and eventual launch of the strategy. The Sustainable Oceans and Coasts Strategy was launched in June 2021 at the SRI2021 Conference in Brisbane.  

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Australian Sustainable Cities and Communities Initiative  cities and regions strategy

In 2018, Future Earth Australia adopted ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’ as a priority focus area to envision how knowledge could support Australia’s transformation to sustainable urban systems. The Sustainable Cities and Communities Initiative resulted in our Sustainable Cities and Regions Ten Year Strategy

This process included a symposium, workshops, publishing 9 Urban Systems Transformation documents for locations around Australia, and the eventual launch of the strategy in December 2019.  

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Past Projects 

Future Earth Australia collaborates with external organisations to action sustainability programs in and around Australia and the Pacific. Our past projects exemplify our commitment to creating a network of organisations that contribute to sustainability. 


SRI 2022 and Oceania Satellite 2022 host 

The Sustainability, Research + Innovation 2022 Oceania Satellite was hosted and co-ordinated by Future Earth Australia. This was a satellite event of the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress of 2022 (SRI2022) held in Brisbane, 29 June-1 July 2022. 

The event convened sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to share knowledge on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Oceania region. 

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SRI 2021 co-host 

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress of 2021 (SRI2021) was co-hosted by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO in Brisbane, June 12-15, 2021. The event was “a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship, innovation, collaboration and action”. 

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Community Science for Sustainability 

Future Earth Australia has partnered with the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Thriving Earth Exchange to convene and support a series of community science projects for sustainability.    

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Climate Risk and Equity 

Future Earth Australia attended a Climate Risk and Equity conference in 2018 with Climate-KIC Australian and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. The event focused on Climate Science integration into Industry.  

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