News 20.12.2017

Future Earth names Leena Srivastava and Johan Rockström as co-chairs of its new Advisory Committee

On Monday, Future Earth announced two co-chairs to its new Advisory Committee:  Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies in New Delhi, India, and Johan Rockström, Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden.

Professors Srivastava and Rockström are internationally recognised scientists committed to Future Earth’s mission of accelerating transformations to global sustainability through research and innovation. They have, over their careers, dedicated themselves to connecting science with society, providing guidance to policy-makers at the national and international levels working on climate change and other sustainability challenges.

The new co-chairs will help guide Future Earth’s research and innovation projects and act as ambassadors for the organisation's mission.

The newly-formed Advisory Committee will succeed the Future Earth Science and Engagement Committees, which played an important role in guiding the organisation through its initial start-up phase between 2014 and 2017. Rockström and Srivastava will work together with the leadership team of Future Earth to build the full Advisory Committee. This committee will be drawn in part from members of the original Science and Engagement Committees and from additional selections based on nominations from the Governing Council.