PECS project in the Yahara watershed
The Water Sustainability and Climate project is analyzing the Yahara Watershed, an agricultural urbanizing watershed in southern Wisconsin, USA, to assess its resilience to changing drivers.
Future Earth launches eight initiatives to accelerate global sustainable development
Future Earth has awarded eight new Fast Track Initiatives and Cluster Activities, fully supported by the US National Science Foundation.
REPICORE project announces PhD position in marine governance
This position in the REPICORE project will focus on identifying feasible governance structures that contribute to the sustainable use of coral reef resources by addressing and mitigating negative social-ecological feedbacks.
PECS bloggers
A quick rundown of the brilliant blogs run by PECS projects or PECS affiliated researchers
Scenarios for 2070 in the Yahara watershed
Last month a University of Wisconsin-Madison research initiative unveiled their first batch of findings of possible futures for the Yahara watershed.
Two new papers on ecosystem services and social-ecological systems
Two recent papers - " Ecosystem services as a boundary object for sustainability " and " Incorporating the social-ecological approach in protected areas in the Anthropocene " - include several PECS affiliated researchers.
Third International Science and policy Conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems, Montpellier, France
Explore and reinforce the multiple links between resilience thinking and development issues.
HERCULES website launched
The HERCULES (“Sustainable futures for Europe’s HERitage in CULtural landscapES”) project strives for the empowerment of public and private actors to protect, manage, and plan for sustainable landscapes at local, national, and Pan-European scales.
Transformations to Sustainability Programme
The International Social Science Council (ISSC) launch new global research funding programme, a major contribution to the work of Future Earth.


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The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a new initiative jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.