Future Earth is a global platform for international scientific collaboration, providing the knowledge required for societies in the world to face risks posed by global environmental change and to seize opportunities in a transition to global sustainability.Future Earth is at its core a ‘federation’ of projects and other initiatives related to Global Environmental Change.
These projects were launched under the umbrella of four global environmental change programmes, DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Some further projects arose out of the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).
A formal process for the accession of these projects into Future Earth is currently underway. Projects that have completed this process are listed in blue below.