June 15, 2012--Future Earth: Global sustainability science plan debuts at Rio+20 (Environmental News Service)

Future Earth, a new 10-year platform to coordinate scientific research for sustainability on a global level, was introduced Thursday as one of the voluntary civil society actions at the UN's Rio+20 sustainable development summit. The goals are to provide early warning signals of environmental risk and change and to find the best scientific solutions to multi-faceted problems to satisfy human needs for food, water, energy and health. Future Earth also aims to foster and encourage young scientists.

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