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Addendum published on 12 February 2015, see Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(2), 2088-2089.

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(11), 11553-11558;

2014 Future Earth Young Scientists Conference on Integrated Science and Knowledge Co-Production for Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya
Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Environment & GIS Department, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, Bucharest 023993, Romania
The Natural Capital Project, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Yale Climate & Energy Institute, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Azim Premji University, Bangalore 560100, India
Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK
Fundación CTF, Padre Mariano 391 #704, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
This Editorial is prepared on behalf of Future Earth Youth Scientists Collaboration.
Current address: Luc Hoffman Institute, WWF International, Avenue du Mont-Blanc, 1196 Gland, Switzerland
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 10 November 2014
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Effective integration in science and knowledge co-production is a challenge that crosses research boundaries, climate regions, languages and cultures. Early career scientists are crucial in the identification of, and engagement with, obstacles and opportunities in the development of innovative solutions to complex and interconnected problems. On 25–31 May 2014, International Council for Science and International Social Science Council, in collaboration with the International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists and Institute for New Economic Thinking: Young Scholars Initiative, assembled a group of early career researchers with diverse backgrounds and research perspectives to reflect on and debate relevant issues around ecosystems and human wellbeing in the transition towards green economy, funded by the German Research Foundation, at Villa Vigoni, Italy. As a group of young scientists, we have come to a consensus that collaboration and communication among a diverse group of peers from different geographic regions could break down the barriers to multi-disciplinary research designed to solve complex global-scale problems. We also propose to establish a global systematic thinking to monitor global socio-ecological systems and to develop criteria for a “good” anthropocene. Finally, we aim to bridge gaps among research, the media, and education from a governance perspective linking with “sustainable development goals”. View Full-Text
Keywords: future earth; policy; integrated science; ecosystem; well-being; health; green economy; anthropocene future earth; policy; integrated science; ecosystem; well-being; health; green economy; anthropocene
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Shiue, I.; Samberg, L.; Kulohoma, B.; Dogaru, D.; Wyborn, C.; Hamel, P.; Jørgensen, P.S.; Lussier, P.; Sundaram, B.; Lim, M.; Tironi, A. 2014 Future Earth Young Scientists Conference on Integrated Science and Knowledge Co-Production for Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 11553-11558.

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