The Future Earth regional workshop for Europe in May 2013 in Paris discussed the regional needs and requirements. It was stressed that substantial regional differences worldwide and in Europe require regional dialogs with stakeholders and that co-production of projects must respect the cultural and institutional differences. To have the foreseen impact the Future Earth program strongly depends on regional and national nodes.
- Integrate and disseminate knowledge to regional scientific and other stakeholder communities
- Engage regional stakeholders and support on-going multi-stakeholder dialogues, co-design of research initiative and co-production of knowledge (match making function)
- Build regional capacity especially for young people and early-career scientists, and support education for sustainability at all educational levels
- Support the coordination of regional Future Earth activities with other regions, and at global level
- Map the research landscape in key domains such as climate, biodiversity and act as incubator of new projects
- Strengthen institutional capacity on a national level