We are proud to announce that our Community of Practice is leading another Call for Papers at Earth’s Future.

Open for Submissions: 5 May 2023
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2024

Special Collection Organizers:
Patrick Reed, Cornell University
Nicole D. Jackson, Sandia National Laboratories
Katharine Mach, University of Miami
Nicholas P. Simpson, University of Cape Town
Nathalie Voisin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Special Collection Abstract:

Climate change, energy transitions, and sustainable development goals are not independent challenges. Individually and collectively, these challenges encompass diverse sectors, services, and changes across global-to-local scales that have tremendous societal implications. Moreover, the underlying human-Earth system dynamics involved in meeting these challenges emerge across the underlying geophysical, biophysical, economic, and socio-technical systems that govern their evolution. Scientific innovations are needed to advance our understanding of the evolution, implications, and effectiveness of human responses to these interdependent challenges. This special collection is seeking contributions that advance our understanding of transformative human-Earth system changes, their opportunities, as well as their risks. Transdisciplinary and multisectoral perspectives are needed to better understand how investments over the next decade shape vulnerability, resilience, and sustainability tradeoffs longer term. These investments need to be robust given the potential for unprecedented transitions and shocks. More broadly, this special collection seeks to advance complex adaptive human-Earth system science to better understand how humans can respond to deeply uncertain influences to realize a more resilient and equitable future.