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Future Earth Ireland

Future Earth Global

Future Earth Ireland is facilitated by the Royal Irish Academy and is the Irish national adhering committee for Future Earth Global. Future Earth Global is a research platform for collaboration which seeks to provide the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a more sustainable world.

Core Themes

Future Earth works through three core research themes:

  • Dynamic planet
  • Global sustainable development
  • Transformations towards sustainability

Future Earth Global is a ten-year framework which is committed to transdisciplinarity, working in partnership, solutions-oriented knowledge and enhanced communication.

The remit of Future Earth Ireland is to:

  • Act as a hub for co-ordinating efforts within the remit of Future Earth on the island of Ireland.
  • Build awareness of Future Earth amongst members, policy makers, funders and other stakeholders.
  • Develop synergies around the Future Earth themes within Ireland for researchers and other stakeholders.
  • Help to identify potential sources of national and international funding for researchers in relation to Future Earth and Future Earth themes.
  • Coordinate activity across existing and proposed initiatives within universities and in other organisations.

Queries related to Future Earth Ireland should be directed to policy@ria.ie.

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