SIID’s Dr Johan Oldekop has been invited to attend the ‘Future Earth’ meeting held by The Royal Society and International Council for Science on June 21.

The Royal Society and the British Academy are  hosting a UK Town Hall Meeting to discover more about the new Future Earth initiative led by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in collaboration with the International Social Science Council.

Future Earth is a 10-year international research venture that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. In addressing this challenge, Future Earth seeks to develop the knowledge required for societies worldwide to face challenges posed by global environmental change and to identify and implement solutions and opportunities for a transition to global sustainability. Future Earth must answer fundamental questions about how and why the global environment is changing, what are likely future changes, what are the implications for humans and other species, and what are the opportunities that reduce risks and vulnerabilities, enhance resilience, and create prosperous and equitable futures.

Future Earth’s initial design report and its executive summary and overview have just both been published to inform the discussions at the meeting

This one-day meeting will enable members of the UK’s research and stakeholder communities to find out more about Future Earth from Dr Steven Wilson (Executive Director, ICSU) and Professor Rik Leemans (Future Earth Transition Team).

Guest speakers Professor Georgina Mace FRS, Professor Richard Wilkinson and Professor Corinne Le Quéré will introduce the research themes and give their perspectives on the opportunities that they represent for the UK research and stakeholder communities.

More details about the event