Holistic Initiatives

Unsustainable development of the environment ideally should be debated, discussed and disseminated to the affected population well ahead of execution

SDGs, DDR and CCA: potential for strengthening linkages    UNISDR call for action and integration of efforts

Making space for science-humanitarian policy dialogue    Tackling society's big problems with systems theory

Nature-based solutions to  address global societal challenges    Frontiers in Earth System Science

Navigating social-ecological systems: building resilience for complexity and change

Sustainable development and planetary boundaries    Thinking beyond sectors for sustainable development

A framework for a new generation of socioeconomic scenarios for climate change impact, adaptation, vulnerability, and mitigation research

Instituting Integration: an integrated management approach to surface water, groundwater and river flows

Creating a research agenda for the ecological implications of synthetic biology

World's largest climate research site pilots integrated modeling

Towards a 'solar-energy - based solar energy based society' full of vibrant life

Environment and Development Initiatives: the imperative to act

Conditions for survival: global warming - response to a creeping crisis

Tools for culture design: toward a science of social change

The count - up to 2052: an overarching framework for action

Omega Global Initiative Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology

UNFCCC Technology Roadmaps re Climate Change

ICSU Strategic Plan II, 2012-2017     ICSU Annual Report 2013    

Future Earth    Future Earth strategic research agenda 2014

ISDE Vision 2020     Vertical integration

The new working program for the Club of Rome

The US National Global Change Research Plan    EarthCube

DoE: IMPACTS: On the threshold of abrupt climate changes 

Baby X - spatial cognitive journeys into a child's mind   

US scientists back 'significant broadening' of climate research amid tight budgets   

ESCAP: the Asia-Pacific adopts a 5-year plan of action for the application of space technology for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Infrastucture Strategy for the European Earth System Modelling Community 2012-2022   

Europe is in need of a "RESCUE" revolution    Earth System Science Partnership  

Europe: FuturICT Flagship Proposal      NZ: weather teams wasting resources

New institute will advance the interdisciplinary study of networks

Schwarzenegger calls for 'Hip, Sexy' environmentalism 

XSEAD: a community platform for art-science integration

On the interface of creativity at the edge of a dream

Mark Anderson: the future of the world

Famous theory of the living Earth upgraded to 'Gaia 2.0'