Transitioning to a sustainable Australia

Future Earth Australia, based at the Australian Academy of Science, is a peak initiative that convenes leaders across expertise, sectors, and the nation to advance the sustainability agenda and forge pathways to a thriving future.

National Strategy for Just Adaptation

This report positions climate adaptation as an everyday undertaking that encompasses care and respect for those often excluded and silenced, emboldening them to be active agents. Together, we generate a collective commitment for more just and equitable living. 

Read our full National Strategy for Just Adaptation below. 

What we do

We ensure that the best available science and research underpins sustainability policy and leadership in Australia. 

We connect leading voices in sustainability to produce valued research on key challenges including climate adaptation, sustainable oceans and coasts, and urban sustainability. 

We engage the wider sustainability community at conferences and events, leading and participating in national sustainability conversations.

Our Early Career Researcher and Practitioner Program supports emerging scholars and professionals to better tackle sustainability challenges. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

Future Earth Australia acknowledges and pays respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations People, Traditional Owners of the Country on which we all reside, and who hold enduring connections to land, waters, seas, and culture. We also acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past and present, who hold the memories, traditions, cultures and hopes of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia. We celebrate the world’s oldest continuous culture and their ongoing contributions to Australian life, identity, and culture.