Future Earth meeting

  • 11:32 am — 11:32 am on Friday 21 June 2013

The Royal Society and the British Academy, London

The Royal Society co-hosted a Future Earth meeting on 21 June 2013

The Royal Society and the British Academy hosted a UK Town Hall Meeting on Friday 21 June 2013 for researchers and stakeholders 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. 
At the meeting there were presentations from Professor Rik Leemans, Dr Steven Wilson, Professor Corinne Le Quéré, Professor Georgina Mace, Professor Richard Wilkinson, and Dr Gina Adams. Presentations can be found at the British Academy website.
 
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

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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