The Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production announces establishment of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will guide development of the Knowledge-Action Network in collaboration with a six-person Management Team and a soon-to-be appointed Advisory Committee.
At its inaugural meeting on March 6, Steering Committee members discussed their roles and responsibilities that include contributing to the Knowledge-Action Network's ongoing Working Groups and its ad hoc Task Forces, helping to facilitate the flow of information among the constituent parts of the Knowledge-Action Network, and contributing to shaping research and policy through organizing workshops, colloquia, and other Knowledge-Action Network-sponsored events.
The Knowledge-Action Network presently supports six Working Groups focused on political economy, sustainable consumption and production in cities, social change, communicating sustainable consumption and production, global value chains, and circular economy.
Current Task Force activities are devoted to governance, finance, recruitment of new affiliates, Working Group coordination, communications, and international affairs.
Administrative support for the Knowledge-Action Network is provided by Future Earth's Regional Centre for Asia which is part of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan.
Steering Committee Members
Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption & Production as of March 27, 2019:
Eva Alfredsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kartika Anggraeni, Collaborating Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Germany
Magnus Bengtsson*, Independent Researcher/Consultant, Japan
Janis Brizga, University of Latvia, Latvia
Anthony Chiu, De La Salle University, Philippines
Maurie Cohen*, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Leonie Dendler, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
Paul Dewick, University of Manchester, UK
Tim Foxon, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK
Charlotte Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Sylvia Lorek*, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany
Hein Mallee*, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan
Michael Maniates, Yale University-National University of Singapore, Singapore
Manu V. Mathai, Azim Premji University, India
Steven McGreevy*, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan
Jaco Quist, TU Delft, Netherlands
Leida Rijnhout, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, UK
Patrick Schröder*, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
Daigee Shaw, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, China:Taipei
Julia Steinberger, University of Leeds, UK
Victoria Thoresen, Inland Norway University, Norway
Philip Vergragt, Clark University, USA
Daniel Welch, University of Manchester, UK
Lei Zhang, Renmin University, China
*Denotes Management Team member
Press contact: Masami Oka, Communications Officer, Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia
Supported by a network of global hubs around the world, Future Earth seeks to accelerate transformations to global sustainability through research and innovation. Further details are available at http://www.futureearth.org.