Future Earth vacancy: Coordination Assistant (Montreal)

Future Earth is seeking a Coordination Assistant to be based in Montreal, Canada. The Coordination Assistant will work with the Head of Coordination on supporting the development and streamlining processes of Future Earth to ensure operational excellence and  will also provide administrative and coordination support to specific projects.

To apply for this position, see the full posting announcement below:


Montreal (Canada)

Closing date and start of contract

6 February 2018 – Start date as soon as possible.

Event recap: 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Future Earth representatives recently attended the 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), convened from 11 to 14 December 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Canada. SBSTTA is an open-ended, intergovernmental scientific advisory body that provides the Conference of the Parties (COP) with advice around the implementation of the convention.

(UPDATED) News for Seedbeds of Transformation conference: Call for sessions and travel grant applications

The Seedbeds of Transformation conference has announced a related call for SDG Labs. See that call here.

The organisers of the "Seedbeeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the SDGs in Africa" conference have announced two calls for interested participants. They are seeking proposals for conference sessions and applications for travel grants for African innovators.

Read testimonies from the recipients of Future Earth travel grants for early career professionals

In 2017, Future Earth offered rolling grants to support the travel of early career researchers and other professionals in global sustainability. Here, the  recipients of these grants talk about their backgrounds and next steps. These talented individuals come from Brazil, Kenya, India and other nations around the world and work on topics ranging from snow leopard ecology to gender justice. With support from Future Earth, they traveled to sustainability events across the globe to share their expertise and learn from other leaders in research, policy, business, civil society and more.

Meeting summary: Next steps in global risk research

The Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRG) together with Beijing Normal University co-organised a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) workshop in Beijing from 7 to 8 December 2018. The event also focused on Beijing Normal University’s “111 Project.” During the workshop, participants discussed recent activities and future directions around research on risk, such as from severe weather events and drought. IRG is a global research project of Future Earth.