SoGES panel to discuss Future Earth: an International Research Initiative for Global Sustainability April 30

Future Earth is a global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate the transformation to a sustainable world. And Colorado State University is at the forefront of its implementation.

CSU and the University of Colorado have partnered with Sweden, Japan, Canada, France, and South American delegates to submit a bid to jointly operate the international secretariat for Future Earth.

On Wednesday, April 30, 5-6:30 p.m., four CSU panelists from different disciplines will discuss the implications and opportunities of Future Earth. This final Managing the Planet Panel of the academic year, presented by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at CSU, will be held at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins.

The panelists include:
Dennis Ojima, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at CSU; and North Central Climate Science Center
Diana Wall, director of SoGES and faculty Department of Biology, CSU
Kathleen Galvin, Department of Anthropology, CSU
Chuluun Togtokh, Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, and SoGES Visiting Fellow.

Future Earth will be an international effort bringing together existing programs on global environmental change to coordinate research related to three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Development, and Transformations toward Sustainability.

It will also be a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. It is open to researchers of all disciplines, natural and social, as well as engineering, the humanities and law.

About SoGES
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. For more information, go to