The Global Water System Project (GWSP) and its International Project Office (IPO), with financial support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is organizing the international conference on Sustainable Development Goals: A water perspective to be held at MARITIM Hotel, Bonn, Germany on 17-18 August 2015.
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and IGBP will jointly host a symposium on 29 April 2015 in connection with IGBP's 30th Scientific Committee meeting. The symposium will commemorate Dr. Mike Raupach, a longstanding member of the IGBP community who passed away earlier this year.
IGBP will hold its landmark synthesis event at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2015. The IGBP community is strongly encouraged to submit session proposals and indicate IGBP co-sponsorship. The deadline for submitting session proposals is 22 April .
Throughout history human societies have had to confront and adjust to climatic and environmental hazards. A long-term perspective that draws on such experiences must inform today’s climate policies, a...
The 2010-2011 La Niña weather event brought lush vegetation to vast semi-arid regions in the Southern Hemisphere and altered the delicate balance of the global carbon sinks. Owen Gaffney explores how ...
In South Asia, crop-residue burning is a regionally significant source of black carbon or soot – a pollutant that affects human health and climate. Aisling Irwin reports on recent work in the region t...
Around 500 million people worldwide live on deltas, but many of the world's deltas are sinking due to mining, damming and other causes. IGBP has produced an infographic highlighting the challenges to the world's deltas.
A new data visualization released on the first day of the plenary negotiations at the UNFCCC’s climate negotiations (COP-19) in Warsaw articulates climate risks and the challenge of remaining below 2 degrees.
Videos now online from the Stockholm public forum to mark the launch of the IPCC's climate report, 28 September 2013 (Fifth Assessment Report Working Group I summary for policymakers). The event was organized by IGBP and partners.
Who should come?The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest in the field. WEEC 2015 is as such an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We are expecting participants from a wide range of countries. Are you maybe a researcher, educator, student, decision-maker, NGO or media working with or having an interest in education for environment and sustainable development, or are you just curious? Welcome!Are you interested in sharing your research or sharing good examples regarding education for environment and sustainable development? Perhaps you work with an interesting education model which you would like to share through for example a workshop? In that case we recommend you to submit an abstract by the 19 of December, 2014. The registration for the congress opens on the 15 of November, 2014.Examples of participants:
Researchers and educators at universities
Teachers teaching all ages
Local, regional and national government agencies, municipalities
Officials from international organizations
Managers of parks and protected areas
Private companies who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues and in education
The congress will discuss the role and importance of education for environment and sustainability at all levels ; both in higher education and for lower ages .Two main categories of abstracts can be submitted: academic abstracts and practitioner abstracts. As such, practitioner abstracts could be a description for example of a teaching model regarding environment and sustainability.
This issue features a special section on carbon. You can read about peak greenhouse-gas emissions in China, the mitigation of black carbon emissions and the effect of the 2010-2011 La Niña event on gl...
This issue features a full-spread infographic on deltas at risk, accompanied by a Q&A with IGBP Chair James Syvitski. You can also read about coastal megacities, the progress in crystallising the Sust...