Initial Strategic Research Plan for Future Earth in Asia

The Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS), in collaboration with the Research Institute of Humanity and Nature (RIHN), and with inputs of numerous other contributors, facilitated the preparation of this strategic research plan to inspire the realization of Future Earth in Asia. This document, based on the structure of the Future Earth Initial Design Report, aims to give an Asian perspective for the development of Future Earth activities across Asia and the Pacific, which is necessary because of the unique features, both environmental and social, of the region. The document was finalized ahead of the official launch of Future Earth regional structures in July 2014, yet it is thought to be valuable in support of the development and implementation of the Future Earth activities in Asia.