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Rapid Foresight Survey: COVID-19: Where do we go from here?

  • 1.  Rapid Foresight Survey: COVID-19: Where do we go from here?

    Posted 03-31-2020 12:29

    With the COVID-19 health crisis, the world is experiencing unprecedented disruption to daily lives and to the social, economic, and governance systems that support them. While the immediate priority is to protect the most vulnerable populations and sectors, we - as a global society - must not overlook the opportunities that crises can provide to re-imagine and rebuild our future.

    To capture some of these thoughts from around the globe, Future Earth and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, with the support of an international team of advisors (see below), are launching a rapid foresight survey to take the pulse of the global population at this unique moment on What are the biggest challenges and opportunities we will face when we begin to rebuild from this crisis? Are there new perspectives or new approaches that might emerge from this crisis that could help or constrain us from advancing toward a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable world? Together these will help to inform what will soon emerge as a global conversation on where we go from here?' and to help shape recovery strategies when we begin to rebuild.

    We invite you to share your perspectives by responding to this 15 minute rapid foresight survey on the opportunities and challenges for building forward from this crisis.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in this survey (available here: and sharing this invitation with your networks.



    Dr. Kalpana Chaudhari, Institute for Sustainable Development and Research, ISDR

    Dr. Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Casey Cronin, ClimateWorks Foundation

    Dr. Ajay Gambhir, Grantham Institute for Climate and the Environment, Imperial College London

    Dr. Maria Ivanova, Center for Governance and Sustainability, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts

    Dr. Markus Reichstein, Department of Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

    Dr. Qian Ye, State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University

    Sylvia Wood
    Science Officer
    Future Earth