The complexities of global change and world (dis)integration and the proliferation of diverse communities of knowledge, practice and intelligence highlight the importance of international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Under this theme the British Academy's programme of activities aims to enable different communities of practice to illustrate the validity and unique added value of international and interdisciplinary collaboration in enhancing and expanding our understanding of current knowledge.
We have collaborated with the other UK national academies – the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering – to convene a UK national committee for Future Earth. UK Future Earth brings together representatives from academia, government, research councils, business and societal partners to provide a UK platform for engaging with Future Earth's global environmental change agenda.
Future Earth is a 10-year major international research platform for providing the knowledge and support to accelerate durable transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth aims to develop a new type of science that links disciplines, knowledge systems and societal partners to support a more agile and innovative global response through the co-design and co-production of knowledge.