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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