Initial Strategic Reasearch Plan for Future Earth in Asia

  • MAIRS SSC initiative, in consultation with RIHN and others, to draft initial research plan for Future Earth in Asia
  • Workshop in Hong Kong in late July 2013
  • Draft being prepared for input from broad community
  • Aim to commence dialogue amongst stakeholder communities on challenges of the transformation to sustainability across Asia
  • Follows structure of Future Earth Initial Design

Three themes

  1. Dynamic Asia--Extend current GEC research
  2. Asian Development--Stewardship of natural resources while enhancing human security
  3. Transformation to Asian Sustainability--Trans-disciplinary research on major challenges for sustainable development of Asia
Crossing-Cutting Capabilities
  1. Trans-disciplinary research--Co-design, co-production, co-delivery to reduce time for impact of research; sensitivity to cultural diversity
  2. Observations and data--Existing international and national systems; socio-economic data; data sharing
  3. Education and capacity building--Existing programs; trans-disciplinary research; young and early career scientists
  4. Networking--Existing GEC programs; strengthen interfaces to all stakeholders


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