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RIHN hosts Future Earth Strategic Research Agenda workshop 

The workshop was organized by the Future Earth Interim Secretariat and about 20 participants from around the world, with diverse expertise, gathered in Kyoto for the two day workshop.

Starting with a set of 450 research questions that had been collected through an online survey and other means, the participants discussed and voted to reduce this rich collection to a priority research agenda. In most cases, the initial questions were not removed, but were refined following several rounds of voting, and organized into overarching themes. It is expected that this kind of priority-setting workshops will be held regularly as an important part of Future Earth stakeholder engagement.

The workshop was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and the Center for Sustainability Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei.