Friday, March 23, 2012
Global alliance to study planetary changes
A global alliance of environmental research agencies, policy organisations and international donors is soon to be launched at the Planet Under Pressure Conference in London, 26–29 March. The 'Future Earth' alliance aims to deliver scientific and social science research in a way that policymakers and grassroots groups would understand to help them meet their sustainable development goals in the coming decades. It will also seek to co-ordinate and focus international scientific research in a wide range of disciplines including ocean acidification, climate change, land use and population growth, and the social impact of these changes.