GGAA 2014 - Social Responsibility - James Cook University - Highly Commended

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State of the Tropics

Half of the world’s population and 67% of the world’s children under 15 years of age will be living in the Tropics by 2050, raising serious implications for global policy makers. These projections are detailed in the landmark State of the Tropics report which was launched on 29 June 2014. The State of the Tropics report, led by James Cook University is an initiative of 12 research institutions from across the world and provides the first in-depth, impartial assessment of the Tropics as an environmental and geopolitical entity in its own right.

Top 3 learnings:

  • The Tropics is more important than we know. The data in this project tells us that the future of our planet will likely be decided in the Tropics.
  • Building relationships is vital. Multi-institutional, international projects require strong connections and it is essential these relationships be maintained and fostered.
  • Record everything. Large projects require input and communication with a wide range of people.