Future Earth


The INI is a Sustained Partner of Future Earth.

Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth follows on from International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) to deliver and support interdisciplinary work and knowledge exchange. Launched in 2015, Future Earth is a 10-year initiative to advance Global Sustainability Science, build capacity in this rapidly expanding area of research and provide an international research agenda to guide natural and social scientists working around the world. It is also a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science.

A key role for Future Earth is to help researchers and their projects make useful connections within other research areas. Projects supported by Future Earth can be found here

The vision for Future Earth is that projects integrate in ‘Knowledge Action Networks’. Examples of such ‘Knowledge Action Networks’ include:

  • System and social transformations
  • Natural assets
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Urban development
  • Human and planetary health
  • Oceans
  • Future coasts
  • Sustainable consumption

More information on how to get involved in 'Knowledge Action Networks' for Future Earth can be found here