Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production: A Future Earth and Belmont Forum global scoping process

Dear Colleagues,

Future Earth invites you to contribute to research priorities and recommendations on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production, as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process for a potential Collaborative Research Action major funding opportunity.

Future Earth and the Belmont Forum have recently developed a white paper on knowledge gaps and research priorities for Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. The white paper outlines potential topics and priorities for research for transdisciplinary, multinational teams. Additionally, we are seeking input on approaches to be encouraged and avoided in the design of a funding call on this topic, as well as policy and action impacts, and key references.

We now invite the global community to review the white paper and give feedback in order to see if there are any missing pieces that have not yet been addressed. We invite feedback from both individuals and institutions. Feedback will be incorporated into a final version of the document that will then serve as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process for a future Collaborative Research Action. 

The consultation will be open until August 14, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this consultation, including any technical problems, please contact

To access the survey, please click here.

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested, and please feel free to post this on relevant website and list serves.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Craig Starger