About us

Future Earth Australia, based at the Australian Academy of Science, is a national initiative that enables Australian researchers, governments, industry, peak bodies, and civil society to connect and collaborate on sustainability transitions. We are a national mode in the global Future Earth network, which works under the auspices of the International Science Council.

We partner with anyone researching or implementing sustainability knowledge and action and particularly those working on systemic co-design and co-produced outcomes for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We aim to initiative and develop relationships that enable collaborative action for societal transformation.

More information on how to join us.

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for action by all countriespoor, rich and middle-incometo promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go together with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Future Earth is advancing sustainability by enabling and translating the SDGs from research to practice.

Our mission

Future Earth Australia aims to establish an interconnected knowledge platform of expertise and creativity capable of forming solutions to the sustainability challenges facing Australia, our regional neighbours, and the globe.

Our team

Future Earth Australia is overseen by a steering committee comprising representatives of member organisations and broader community representatives. The Executive Committee of the Australian Academy of Science's Council provides high level oversight. The Future Earth Australia advisory council includes thought-leaders and influencers in Australian sustainability.

Future Earth Australia Secretariat

Tayanah O'Donnell
Dr Tayanah O'Donnell
Director
Taryn Laubenstein
Dr Taryn Laubenstein
Research and Policy Officer
Eleanor Robson
Eleanor Robson
Research and Policy Officer

Steering Committee

Joanne Chong
Joanne Chong (Co-chair)
CSIRO
Salazar
Professor Juan Salazar (Co-chair)
Western Sydney University
Gabriele Bammer
Professor Gabriele Bammer
The Australian National University
Professor Brett Bryan
Professor Brett Bryan
Deakin University
Tony Capon
Professor Tony Capon
Monash University
Anna Lintern
Dr Anna Lintern
ECRP Representative
Jemma Purandare
Jemma Purandare
ECRP Representative
Scheffers
Professor Anja Scheffers
Southern Cross University
David Schlosberg
Professor David Schlosberg
University of Sydney
Smith
Professor Tim Smith
University of the Sunshine Coast
Mark Stafford Smith
Dr Mark Stafford Smith
CSIRO
Belinda Wade
Dr Belinda Wade
University of Queensland

Advisory Council

Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE
Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE
Chair (Former Chief Scientist of Australia)

Funders

ANU
CSIRO
U Syd
YPPP
LMCF
3M
Advance QLD
WSU
GU
MU
RMIT
SCU
USC
UQ
BHP
BHP Foundation
DU
JCU
QUT
GA