The conference programme can be found here

SSEESS Conference on Future Earth in Sweden

26 Nov 2015

This one-day conference was aimed at researchers, funding and governmental agencies and other stakeholders in Sweden who want to find out more about how to get involved in Future Earth Core Projects, Programmes and Networks. Future Earth and SSEESS both work to expand and support Global Environmental Change research – but from two different points of entry. SSEESS invited scientists, agencies and Future Earth Global and Sweden Hub representatives to:
1. Develop a common understanding of Future Earth and its research agenda among Swedish researchers.
2. Discuss the Swedish research relevant to Future Earth.
3. Increase knowledge about Future Earth Core Projects/knowledge networks and increase Swedish participation.
4. Present SSEESS and its role in relation to linking Swedish research with Future Earth.

Bruce Campbell from CGIAR-CCAFS presented ‘Food security programme’ where he started off by stating that 19-29 precent of green houses gases come from agriculture. He also demonstrated why Climate Smart Agriculture is context based.

“It’s less important where the knowledge is produced, than where it can be used and be relevant” said Ruben Zondervan, Executive Director of the Earth System Governance Project (ESG) during his presentation. A report on geographical flow of knowledge was discussed during the conference breakout sessions.

SSEESS and Future Earth

SSEESS is a meeting point for Swedish scientists and stakeholders working with Global Environmental Change (GEC) research. It is a direct link between individual researchers in Sweden and Core Projects and other research bodies/networks associated with international research programmes. Through its work, SSEESS aims to facilitate for researchers in Sweden to get involved in relevant international programmes, including Future Earth, thereby improving both Swedish and international GEC research. SSEESS aims to:
i) improve opportunities for GEC researchers in Sweden to work with international GEC programmes, for example via grant opportunities, events, and the Swedish GEC Science Gateway,
ii) raise awareness of international GEC organisations and research programmes, and
iii) facilitate collaboration between international GEC research programmes and Swedish key-players such as funders, politicians, and science managers.


Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth aims to act as an international hub to coordinate new, interdisciplinary approaches to research on three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Sustainable Development and Transformations towards Sustainability.


Future Earth builds on four international research programmes – IGBP, DIVERSITAS, IHDP, and ESSP – which are now combining into one global research initiative. The Future Earth Secretariat is distributed across five countries: Sweden, France, Japan, Canada and the USA.