IUGG 2015 Session U1: Future Earth and Sustainability


26th General Assembly
of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

Earth and Environmental Sciences for Future Generations

Prague, Czech Republic
22 June - 2 July 2015


Session U1: Future Earth and Sustainability

• Tom Beer (Australia)
• Athena Coustenis (France)
• Mark Stafford Smith (Australia)
• Guoxiong Wu (China)
• Jianping Li (China)
• Neil Holbrook (Australia)
• Tonie van Dam (Luxembourg) – IAG
• Eigil Friis-Christensen (Denmark) – IAGA
• Makoto Taniguchi (Japan) – IAHS
• Keith Alverson (Canada) – IAPSO
• Ian Allison (Australia) – IACS
• Setsuya Nakada (Japan) – IAVCEI

Sponsoring entities
 IUGG/CCEC, IAMAS/ICCL, all associations of IUGG, and ICSU Future
Earth Scientific Committee

Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative of
International Council for Science (ICSU) that will develop the knowledge
for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global
environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global
sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will provide a global
knowledge and collaboration platform and deliver a step-change in the
way science for sustainability is produced and used. Participants are
invited to highlight relevant innovative new ideas and new developments
in global sustainability, linking environmental change and development
challenges to satisfy human needs for food, water, energy and health,
effective interdisciplinary collaboration to find the best scientific solutions
to multi-faceted problems, timely information for policy-makers, and
increased capacity building in science, technology and innovation, etc.