A. Further development of the scientific agenda
Identification, elaboration and support of strategically important topics in sustainability research with scientific and societal relevance. Introduction of these topics into the international processes of Future Earth and WCRP.
Initiation and support of new and innovative research approaches in the context of Future Earth and WCRP.
Advice on the participation of German funding institutions in the programs of Future Earth, the Belmont Forum and WCRP.
B. National forum for scientists involved in sustainability research
Promotion of communication and exchange of German scientists with the overarching goal of strengthening international collaboration between the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering in order to identify societally relevant research topics and further develop sustainability research.
Promotion of participation of German scientists in committees and boards of Future Earth and WCRP, and the related projects.
Advice on the promotion of young researchers and recommendations for supporting measures and promotion of scientists working in an integrative manner in sustainability research.
Advice on scientific "capacity building" in Future Earth and WCRP research in the North-South dialogue.