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Vacancy: Future Earth Executive Director

Future Earth is looking for an outstanding Executive Director to provide strong leadership and guide the implementation of Future Earth’s broad and ambitious vision and scientific strategy. The successful candidate will be effective in further raising the visibility and value of Future Earth, and attracting funding for this implementation. Continue reading

Call for applications: Future Earth Engagement and Science Committees

FEFuture Earth is now accepting applications for six new members to join its Science Committee. The Engagement Committee will also add six new members.

Deadline for applications: September 11, 2016.

New members will be appointed on December 1, 2016, and should be present at the next Engagement/Science Committee meeting in Montreal, Canada during the week of March 20, 2017.

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Engagement Committee Call for Applications
Science Committee Call for Applications

Call for Applications: Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC Workshop

The Future EarthGlobal Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)IPCC scientific workshop will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 29-31 August 2016. It will bring together 70 international researchers from across the scope of all three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The workshop is co-sponsored by IPCC. It is jointly hosted by the Future Earth Hub in Sweden and the Stockholm Resilience Centre with financial support from the IPCC, MISTRA and Stockholm Business Region. Continue reading

Future Earth Urban Platform Initial Design Document

shutterstock_143733778 (1)The Initial Design document of the Future Earth Urban Platform (FEUP) is complete and available for download.  It is a product of the Livable Urban Futures cluster/fast track initiative activity, a partnership between UGEC and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and funded by Future Earth.  The document provides detail on a urban research platform within Future Earth and was co-designed by members of the FEUP core group along with participants at our scoping meeting at The National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado this past March.

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Future Earth Call for African Regional Offices

FEThe Future Earth Secretariat has today released a call for proposals to establish Regional Offices for Future Earth in Africa.  This call follows the establishment of Future Earth Global Hubs and Regional Centres in many other regions of the world.

In light of the urgency of establishing a Future Earth presence in Africa, Regional Offices are intended to provide a foundation for the later creation of a Regional Centre for Africa at one of the offices.

A Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the African Future Earth Committee (AFEC), Future Earth Science and Engagement Committees and Secretariat and an independent external representative of the African Science Community is being established. The Committee intends to complete the selection process by December 2015.

The deadline for submission of proposals is October 28th 2015.

Download background document and template for proposals:

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Developing community engagement tools and processes through Future Earth

shutterstock_158669972 (1)John Robinson
University of British Columbia, Canada

Recent years have seen a strong upsurge in participatory processes of citizen engagement. These processes serve multiple functions, ranging from the bottom to the top of Arnstein’s well-known ladder of citizen participation (Arnstein, 1969) but one useful typology is suggested by Stirling (2006; based on Fiorino, 1989; see also the discussion in Bendor et al., 2012), who describes three rationales for such processes: (i) normative (citizens have the right to participate); (ii) substantive (such participation improves the quality of decisions, and (iii) instrumental (it provides increased legitimacy for the eventual decisions).

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