ProClim- recommendations for the Future Earth Program
Global Environmental Change Community Workshop in Paris on 28-29 November 2012
The workshop seeked feedback on Future Earth’s revised research framework, its organizational design; and arrangements for transition to a fully operational Future Earth programme, including the transition and active involvement of the existing core projects. The results of the consultative workshop will be used by the Future Earth Transition Team to finalise the overall Future Earth framework and design, and guide its implementation.
ProClim- as national contact for the IGBP and IHDP and scientific contact for the WCRP was asked to provide a feed back on the Future Earth program (see attachment). The Key Messages were:
- The Future Earth program should strongly endorse the Global Environmental Change Programs. Otherwise it may loose the science base.
- The GEC Projects should be represented in the scientific steering committee on the same footing as the other members.
- Stakeholder and policy dialog require regional structures. Regional and national nodes (such as the national committees) should become an integral part of the program - more so as in the research programs up to now.