WELCOME TO FUTURE EARTH COASTS | a project to support sustainability and adaptation to global change in the coastal zone
OUR VISION IS
To support transformation to a sustainable and resilient future for society and nature on the coast by facilitating innovative, integrated and impactful science.
Future Earth Coasts is first and foremost a ‘community’ of organisations, scientists and practitioners from all disciplines of science, engineering, the humanities and law whose work addresses Global Environmental Change, contributes to achieving the SDGs and social learning.
We therefore provide a platform for networking, delivering ‘added value’ to the outputs of our community to explore and understand the drivers and social-environmental impacts of global environmental change in coastal zones.
We are a core project of Future Earth. Our work, in partnership with other Future Earth Core Projects, is structured to support the delivery of science-derived solutions that address global environmental and societal challenges, and designed to broaden global change science to promote a transition to sustainability.
The challenges of achieving sustainable development ask complex and interrelated questions centred on how to balance:
Equity | Justice | Resilience | Economic opportunity | Infrastructure development | Ecological management | And more
Linkage between society and policy: Societal pressure for change from perceived or real injustice
Innovation between policy and practice: Non-linear changes in response to untenable conditions
Driver between society and practice: Shifts in social values and priorities
Observing, explaining, understanding, projecting earth, environmental and societal system trends, drivers and processes and their interactions; anticipating global thresholds and risks.