New special issue on Sustainability in the Digital Age published in the IEEE Technology & Society Magazine
Future Earth partners in the launch of new program to train sustainability leaders in the digital age
Future Earth has partnered with Concordia University to launch a scientific training program for students at the intersection of environmental science and digital innovation. The Leadership in Environmental and Digital Innovation for Sustainability (LEADS) program will further research on climate, system-based approaches to sustainable development and digital innovation, while developing the careers of students and postdoctoral fellows entering the global sustainability community.
Taylor & Francis highlights D^2S Agenda in Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development journal
Contemporary global risks do not respect national borders, and demand a coordinated global response. The Covid-19 crisis has illustrated this starkly and exposed the weaknesses of the global governance structures created in the last century, which were designed to prevent wars and manage the flow of material goods and services. These are grossly deficient for the challenges of the 21st century, as new threats emerge from environmental degradation, hyper-connected communities and rapid technological change.
Humanity today is interconnected through, and dependent on, both the digital and natural worlds.
As a result, tackling the climate crisis and the broader sustainability agenda, and working toward a just equitable digital future are increasingly intertwined agendas. Sustainability in the Digital Age works to leverage the opportunities of this intersection to drive the transformative systems changes needed to build a sustainable, climate-safe, and equitable world.
Sustainability in the Digital Age works to leverage the digital age to drive societal transformations toward a more sustainable and equitable world.
We do this through work in four areas:
Research & Innovation
We facilitate research and innovation to unleash, scale, and steer digital disruptions to governance, economic and cognitive systems to drive transformations to a sustainable and equitable world.
Training & Networks
Through training and convenings, we work to build networks of innovators, researchers, and practitioners who are bilingual in both digital and sustainability domains.
Policy, Standards & Best Practices
We develop and promote strategies and policies that advance the enabling conditions for leveraging the digital age to drive societal transformations to a more sustainable and equitable world.
Collective Foresight & Intelligence
We leverage digital technology to enable broad insights and foresights into the complex and rapidly changing global challenges and opportunities of our times.