Future Earth Australia is the Australian node of Future Earth and enables and promotes sustainability knowledge generation and dissemination. It spans social, biophysical and technological sciences, the humanities and the arts to address the sustainability challenges facing Australia, our region and the rest of the world. Future Earth Australia is a convening platform for advancing sustainability.
National Science Week 2017: Future Earth Australia is supporting National Science Week 2017. Future Earth Australia has worked with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) in the production of a Future Earth teacher resource book.
Belmont Forum: Future Earth Australia is engaged with the Belmont Forum in helping advance environmental change research in the Oceania region.
Early career research placements: Discussions have begun globally for placement of Australian researchers with industry, research and international organisations. This will be a time-limited engagement to promote collaboration, develop global projects and take part in sustainability research and activities.
Some of the projects that have already started or are under development include:
Information session June 2017: The Academy held a detailed information session for embassies and Australian Government departments on the Future Earth Australia initiative. There was a high-level participation and great interest in Future Earth Australia. Presentations were made on the programm of Future Earth, global carbon project and urban knowledge-action network. The session was chaired by Dr TJ Higgins, the Academy's Secretary Biological Sciences. Meeting summary [PDF 5MB]
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