Future Earth is a global platform for international scientific collaboration. It provides knowledge and support for transformation towards sustainable development. The sustainability research initiative represents Future Earth at national level.
Future Earth is a ten-year programme, that launched in 2015. It emerged through merging the Global Change programmes «International Biodiversity Research Programme DIVERSITAS», «International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change IHDP» and «International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme IGBP». Future Earth pushes research and innovation for sustainable development at a global scale.
Future Earth Switzerland
We participate in developing and implementing Future Earth activities, by placing experts, supporting knowledge exchange and strengthening science for sustainable development in Switzerland.
To better engage with critical sustainability issues, Future Earth 2021 has created a new governance structure. Peter Edwards and Janet Hering represent Future Earth Switzerland in the General Assembly.
Switzerland hosts four international Future Earth programmes
The Global Land Programme (GLP) had its international office at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the University of Bern in Switzerland from 2016-2023.
The brings together integrated science perspectives on the understanding of land systems. Its interdisciplinary approach aims at investigating interdependencies and feedbacks between human activities and land systems in the context of Global Change.