Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Monday, 21-Apr-2014 01:26:50 CEST
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The Earth League

The Earth League is a self-organized network of scientific entities consisting of representatives from 18 institutions from both hemispheres, as well as both developed and developing countries.

This international group of prominent scientists from world‐class research institutions will work together to respond to some of the most pressing issues faced by humankind, as a consequence of climate change, depletion of natural resources, land degradation and water scarcity. The group will consider the options for wider use of climate-compatible energy sources; increased and sustainable world food production; and novel approaches to urban planning. The alliance will focus on how we can manage anthropogenic global change according to the principles of sustainable development. The Earth League aims to provide decision makers with multiple options for addressing pressing sustainability issues, by delivering robust background information and enhancing transparency of the choices available. By coming together in a self-organized alliance, the Earth League members will be a united voice in the global dialogue on planetary issues. The members of the Earth League will meet on an annual basis.