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

Scientific integrity at risk from globalization backlash

Future Earth releases a statement on threats to research

In a new statement, Future Earth affirms our commitment to support international collaboration and free movement of scientists and the flow of data, information and knowledge for global sustainability. Read the letter...

Photo: NASA

News & opinion

Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Tracking carbon - Why a "mixed bag" approach is important for monitoring the progress nations make in reducing emissions.
Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Anthropocene math - Calculating the impact of humans on the planet using a new "Anthropocene equation."
Mountains as sentinels of change (Photo: Keltikee via Flickr)
bioDISCOVERY moves - The global research project will now be based out of the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
The latest from Anthropocene – Innovation in the Human Age
Follow Anthropocene magazine's daily science stories to find out what's new in sustainability research from around the world. This month, learn about an effective strategy for communicating about climate change, conflicts with wild dogs and how gasoline taxes have fallen globally. Sign up now to get updates in your inbox.
Welcome to MAIRS-FE
Future Earth has signed a memorandum of understanding with the global research project Monsoon Asia Integrated Research on Sustainability - Future Earth (MAIRS-FE). The project explores important questions around the monsoon climate of Asia and has launched offices in China and India. Read more...
Building a global ocean research network
At a recent workshop in Kiel, Germany, experts on ocean sustainability from around the world gathered to discuss forming an Oceans Knowledge-Action Network. There, participants talked about the key issues that ocean research can address in the coming years, including marine debris and ocean disasters. Read more...
Help shape cities and climate change conference
The organisers of the upcoming 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference are looking for experts to join the Scientific Steering Committee. Help to guide the development of this international event, which will explore how cities contribute to climate change and can build solutions for reducing emissions. Deadline 17 February. Read more...
Global research project reports
Read about activites, events and scientific discoveries from Future Earth's global research projects in 2015. Learn about the sustainable harvesting of puffins in Iceland, new data and observation networks in the Arctic and research on climate-smart farming practices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more...
Join the conversation: Sustainability innovation
How can innovation help to drive transformative changes toward sustainability in societies around the world? Discuss this and other questions during a webinar on 3 March. Hear from speakers Frances Westley and Graham Leicester, author of Transformative Innovation: A Guide to Practice and Policy. Read more...

Events & opportunities

To see more upcoming events, and share your own, visit the Open Network.
Vacancy: Head of Advancement
Future Earth is looking for a Head of Advancement to lead our international fundraising efforts. The position will be based in Montreal, Canada, and the deadline for applications is 3 March. Join our team...

Call for abstracts: JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Deadline 16 Feb. 2017
Join participants from Future Earth's oceans and health networks at this event in Japan.

SUGI/FEW Nexus call: Webinar for applications

16 Feb. 2017 at 09:00 EST
Learn about a funding opportunity for research on sustainable cities and food, energy and water resources.

Call for sessions: 7th International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 2017)

Deadline 28 Feb. 2017
Submit proposals for sessions for this event in Stockholm, Sweden.

Disruptive Low Carbon Innovations Workshop

8 March 2017, London, UK
Take part in this workshop to discuss "the role that disruptive innovations can play in a low carbon economy."

Call for pre-proposals: Research opportunity in Africa

Deadline 15 March 2017
African scientists: Apply to participate in the SUGI: Food-Water-Energy Nexus research call.

International Meeting of Efficient Cities

21-22 March 2017, Montreal, Canada
Attend this event on building sustainable cities with 400 leaders in municipal government and energy.

Future Earth Governing Council

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