Founded in 2012 at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Future Earth is a research hub that believes research, innovation, and collaboration can transform the world toward sustainability. By harnessing the experience and reach of thousands of scientists and innovators from across the globe, Future Earth facilitates research, mobilises networks, sparks innovation, and turns knowledge into action.
The organisation is rooted in the work of 20 Global Research Projects. These networks have a long history, in some cases stretching back decades, of generating research at the forefront of sustainability science. Future Earth builds on this scientific legacy to accelerate transformations to sustainability through research and innovation.