Future Earth: an International Research Initiative for Global Sustainability

April 30, 2014 5:00pm to 6:30pm


  • Dennis Ojima (confirmed), Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, CSU; Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, CSU; and North Central Climate Science Center
  • Diana Wall (confirmed), School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU; and Department of Biology, CSU
  • Kathleen Galvin (confirmed), Department of Anthropology, CSU
  • Chuluun Togtokh (confirmed), SoGES Visiting Fellow; and Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia

Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Bringing together existing programs on global environmental change, Future Earth will be an international research and engagement facility to coordinate trans-disciplinary approaches for research enabling solution related to three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Development, and Transformations towards Sustainability. It will also be a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. It is open to researchers of all disciplines, natural and social, as well as engineering, the humanities and law. Colorado State University and University of Colorado are co-leads of the USA effort to implement the Future Earth agenda, and have partnered with Sweden, Japan, Canada, and France to jointly operate the international secretariat for Future Earth. Join four CSU panelists from different disciplines as they discuss the implications and opportunities of Future Earth and the many exciting research possibilities if we are successful.


Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder have jointly submitted a bid for the Secretariat of Future Earth partnering with Sweden, Japan, Canada, South American delegates, and France.

About SoGES

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU's community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches.


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