Vacancies: Post-doctoral Fellows for the Novel Entities Group

Earth Commission and the University of Toronto School of the Environment are excited to announce opportunities two Post-doctoral Fellows (PDFs) to join the core research team focused on assessing “Safe and Just Earth System Boundaries” for Novel Entities (ESBs).


Vacancy: Strategic Communications Lead (Sweden Hub)

Future Earth is looking for an experienced science communicator to lead the communications activities of the Global Hub in Sweden. The position is a permanent position based at Future Earth in Stockholm.

Risk of passing multiple climate tipping points escalates above 1.5°C global warming

Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new analysis co-authored by several Earth Commissioners published in the journal Science. Even at current levels of global heating the world is already at risk of passing five dangerous climate tipping points, and risks increase with each tenth of a degree of further warming.

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Targets for planetary stability need to be both safe and just

Why should social scientists engage in environmental target setting? This question is discussed by researchers in the Earth Commission’s Transformations Working Group in the article Reconciling safe planetary targets and planetary justice in the journal Earth System Governance.

Tipping elements draw a crowd

More than 300 participants from academia, policymaking and the general public attended the first event in the new discussion series on tipping points, convened by the Earth Commission, AIMES at Future Earth and WMO/WCRP.