The inaugural Future Earth Engagement Committee is to be chaired by Indian economist and politician Jairam Ramesh.

Jairam Ramesh is a member of the Indian Parliament with more than 30 years’ experience in economic and development policy, both as an official as well as a Minister. He was a member of the UN Secretary General's High-Level Global Sustainability Panel between 2011 and 2012, and played a key role in the UN Climate Change Conferences at Copenhagen (2009) and Cancun (2010). He has published widely on economic development, energy, environment, globalisation and India-China relations.

The Future Earth Engagement Committee will provide leadership and strategic guidance on involving societal partners throughout the entire research process from co-design to dissemination, ensuring that Future Earth bridges the gap between knowledge and solutions for sustainable development. Working together with the Future Earth Science Committee and the Secretariat, its primary purpose is to foster in-depth and innovative interactions between science and society.

For more information see: Future Earth

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