JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS03] [EE] Future Earth - Implementing Integrated Research for Sustainable Future

Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201A (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Yoshio Takahashi(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Makoto Taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Fumiko KASUGA(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Chairperson:yukio himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Chairperson:makoto taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


★Invited papers

*Fumiko KASUGA1, Hideyuki MOHRI2, Asako HASEGAWA3 (1.National Institute for Environmental Studies, 2.Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo, 3.Future Earth Research Promoting Unit, Kyoto University)

Keywords:Future Earth, Knowledge-Action Networks, Global Research Projects

Through its co-creation activities, Future Earth has roles to facilitate and coordinate ongoing research projects and actions in the society for global sustainability. It also supports generating new knowledge to fill the gap and for better use in those activities. Knowledge-Action Networks (KANs) have been developed as practical venues to activate such facilitations and collaborations across scientific disciplines and between scientific communities and their partners in the society. So far, about ten KANs were approved to be developed on simple themes such as Food-Water-Energy Nexus, Urban, Health, SDGs etc., and preparatory processes are taken place in individual KANs. Core Projects (now called Global Research Projects: GRPs) are taking leading roles in many of the KANs. Future Earth Secretariat in Global Hubs and Regional Centers/ Offices is supporting GRPs and KANs and connecting them with other projects or activities with similar ideas and missions. Developing communication tools, organizing public engagement events, facilitating science – policy interface, building capacities are other aspects of Future Earth functions. At this session, secretariat roles to support those Future Earth activities, in particular those taken in charge by Japan Hub are introduced.