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Invitation to Express Interest in Membership of Future Earth Ireland

13 March 2019

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from persons interested in being part of the second term of Future Earth Ireland.

Future Earth Ireland is the 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. Future Earth works through three core research themes:

  • Dynamic Planet
  • Transformations towards Sustainability
  • Global Sustainable Development

The 10-year framework for Future Earth includes partnership with, and builds on the successes of, global environmental change research programmes: Diversitas, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Future Earth Global is committed to transdisciplinarity, working in partnership, solutions-oriented knowledge and enhanced communication.

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from persons interested in being part of the second term of Future Earth Ireland. The term will last for three years and will receive secretariat assistance from the Academy. Members will be selected based on trans-disciplinarity, regional representation, access to networks and previous experience related to the three core research themes of Future Earth Global.

Future Earth Ireland will:

  • 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.

To express interest in serving on Future Earth Ireland please submit a short bio and CV to no later than 17:00, 23rd of April 2019.

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