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Welcome to Future Earth's March 2017 newsletter, where we bring you the latest news, events and opportunities in sustainability research. Please contact us to share your own news.

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News & opinion

Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Fresh air - Scientists make the case in a new paper for tackling climate change and air pollution in a holistic way.
Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Nasty invasion - What happened to forests on the island of Guam when the invasive brown treesnake ate all of the birds?
Mountains as sentinels of change (Photo: Keltikee via Flickr)
Climate Clock - Data from the Global Carbon Project was used to reset an installation that depicts the dangers of climate change.
The latest from Anthropocene – Innovation in the Human Age
New on the Daily Science coverage from Anthropocene magazine: Leaving dingoes in peace boosts livestock on Australian farms; the economic losses for 19 European cities from sea level rise could reach as much as 1 trillion USD by 2100; and a new battery design might change how solar power is stored. Plus much more. Sign up to receive updates now...
New members join advisory committees
Future Earth has appointed 13 new members to its Science and Engagement Committees ahead of their annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. These experts work around the world from Trinidad and Tobago to Kenya and on far-ranging issues, including sustainable cities, antibiotic resistant bacteria and trade and tourism. Read more...
Future Earth signs new partnership with IPBES
Future Earth and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have launched a new partnership to shape research on natural resources – and the people who depend on them. The two parties signed the agreement at a ceremony last week in Bonn, Germany. Read more...
Apply to serve on Scientific Steering Committees
Three global research projects of Future Earth have announced that they are seeking new members to serve on their Scientific Steering Committees. Send in your applications to International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) by 31 March, the Global Land Programme (GLP) by 1 April and Past Global Changes (PAGES) by 3 April.
Read a statement about ocean research
At a recent United Nations meeting, representatives from Future Earth and the International Council for Science (ICSU) delivered a statement on behalf of the scientific and technological community. They said: "More than ever, scientists need to work more directly with people on the future of our oceans." See the full statement...
Future Earth vacancy: Science Officer (Paris)
Future Earth is looking for a new Science Officer to be based in its hub in Paris. Contribute to global sustainability by working on the interface between science and policy, helping to coordinate Future Earth's Knowledge-Action Networks and attending meetings in France and abroad. Apply by 26 March. Read more...

Events & opportunities

To see more upcoming events, and share your own, visit the Open Network.
Future Earth events in Montreal
Join Future Earth this month for a series of public events in Montreal coinciding with the annual meetings of the Science and Engagement Committees and Governing Council. See a list of events...

2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance

Deadline 15 March
Submit abstracts for this event in Sweden on "Allocation & Access" in a warming and unequal world.

10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference

Deadline 15 March
Get in your abstracts now for this conference in Switzerland focusing on the carbon cycle.

New online courses on sustainability

Enroll today
Take part in two new online courses delving into biodiversity and global change and ecosystem services.

PAGES: Call for proposals for new working groups

Deadline 3 April 2017
Propose new working groups focused on solving scientific questions through international collaboration.


Deadline 31 May
Choose a workshop and submit an abstract to attend this event on ocean sustainability in the United States.

5th iLEAPS Science Conference

11-14 Sept., Oxford, UK
Register now for this conference about understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges.

Future Earth Governing Council

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