Introduction
Future Earth is a 10-year international research programme jointly initiated by ICSU (International Council for Science), ISSC (International Social Science Council) and others- that will provide critical knowledge required for societies to face the challenges posed by global environmental change and to identify opportunities for a transition to global sustainability. Future Earth will answer fundamental questions about how and why the global environment is changing, what are likely future changes, what are risks and implications for human development and the diversity of life on Earth, and what the opportunities are to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, enhance resilience and innovation, and implement transformations to prosperous and equitable futures.
More information please see the PDF file Future-Earth-Design-Report
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