Future Earth: News, events and a survey on transdiciplinary research needs


Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.




Take the transdisciplinary research survey

What’s needed to build leadership for transdisciplinary work on sustainability? We want your insights. Take this new survey from Future Earth, the Leopold Leadership Program and START.


Call for papers: Transformations 2017

Submit abstracts by 2 September for this international conference on “sustainability transformations in practice.”


Call for articles: Environmental Research Letters

Send in queries by 30 November or earlier for a special issue on sustainable land management.


Pop webinar on best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research

Did you miss it the first time around? No problem. We’ve archived it here.


Post-doc openings

Deadline is 30 May for an opening in atmospheric physics in Brazil. Apply by 31 May for an opening in economics and sustainability in Sweden.




News & opinion


Future Earth becomes IPCC observer organization

Accreditation will give Future Earth new opportunities to provide input into the IPCC process by nominating experts to participate in scoping meetings for assessment and special reports.


Future Earth Korea launches in Seoul

New national committee will play a major role in promoting sustainability research in Korea.


A bridge from one side only? Discussing the roots of the Anthropocene

Ninad Bondre and Erle Ellis discuss differences in the ways that natural and social scientists approach the Anthropocene – and potential common ground.


Reflecting on Our Common Future Under Climate Change

Leading researchers delve into the legacy the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference and the changing role of scientists on the global stage.



New events


Landscape Archaeology Conference

Take part in this international conference in Sweden that will bring together researchers from across disciplines to discuss “landscapes past and present.”

Early-bird registration ends June 15.



Future Earth meetings: Core Projects and Science and Engagement Committees

Check back in often as we add new details about logistics and agendas.



You can find more upcoming events on Future Earth’s website.