DKN Future Earth 07.02.2018

First international cross-cutting Future Earth Knowledge Action Network workshop

The newly launched Future Earth Knowledge Action Networks (KANs) are 11 promising networks for solution driven research in the fields of e.g. health, natural assets, ocean, sustainable consumption & production, transformations, urbanisation, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, finance & economics, decarbonisation, and emergent risks and extreme events. With the aim to The Knowledge Action Networks aim to facilitate the production and dissemination of highly integrative sustainability research co-created with stakeholders by connecting relevant communities, supporting the co-design, distillation, translation, and transferring the knowledge needed to meet global sustainability challenges.

Over the past 2 years KANs have been developing in different ways. This first cross-cutting workshop today was convened to bring together KAN scientists (leaders of development teams or their representatives) and members from the Future Earth management team, representatives from the KAN Task Team and the Future Earth Governing Council to share experiences in the development of KANs and to explore cross-cutting issues and collaborations within, between and beyond KANs.

Supported by DFG and the German Committee Future Earth the workshop was organised back to back with the 3rd German Future Earth Summit “From Knowledge to Action” (8./9.2.2018).



Roger Cremades, Climate Service Center, KAN Development Team Finance and Economics
Leonie Dendler, BfR, KAN Development Team Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP)
Ioan Fazey, University of Dundee, KAN Development Team Transformations
Christine Fürst, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, KAN Development Team Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Dave Griggs, Monash University, KAN Development Team SDGs
Christiane Joerk, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Amy Luers, Future Earth Secretariat
Johannes Lundershausen, German Committee Future Earth Secretariat
Markus Reichstein, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, KAN Development Team Emergent Risks and Extreme Events
Jakob Rhyner, UNU-EHS, Future Earth Governing Council
Bettina Schmalzbauer, German Committee Future Earth Secretariat & KAN task team
Asun St. Clair, DNVGL, KAN Development Team Decarbonisation
Josh Tewksbury, Future Earth Hub Colorado & KAN task team
Chadia Wannous, Towards A Safer World Network, KAN Development Team Health
Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, German Committee Future Earth
Anna Zivian, Ocean Conservancy, KAN Development Team Ocean

KAN workshop