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[U05-03] How can IYGU (International Year of Global Understanding) enrich Future Earth?
Keywords:IYGU, Future Earth, global environmental research
Yuan-Tseh Lee, the former ICSU President, says “sustainable development is a global challenge, but solving it requires transforming the local – the way each of us lives, consumes, and works. While global negotiations on climate attack the sustainability crisis from above, the IYGU complements them beautifully with coordinated solutions from below.”
The paper discusses how the research/education/information programmes of IYGU can enrich Future Earth in the way Yuan-Tseh Lee expresses above from the standpoint of geoscience.