The Alliance members collaborate on meeting the following objectives:
- Promoting and monitoring the vitality of the international science, technology and innovation system, across all four Alliance pillars.
- Incentivizing the cooperation of natural, social, economic, engineering and human sciences in developing integrated solution pathways.
- Fostering the use of science, technology and innovation in equitable, sustainable decision making and practice at all levels, taking into account environmental, societal, cultural and geographic diversity.
The priority of the Alliance is the development and implementation of its flagship initiative, Future Earth. Future initiatives that complement Future Earth are likely; however the current priority of the Alliance is to ensure that Future Earth is successfully implemented.