• Published: September 23, 2014

    Call to host Global Land Project International Office


    IGBP and Future Earth invite calls from institutes to host the International Project Office of the Global Land Project (GLP). Deadline for expressions of interest 25 October 2014. 
  • Published: September 21, 2014

    2014 Global carbon budget released


    China’s fossil-fuel emissions now exceed Europe and US emissions combined according to the latest global carbon budget released by IGBP's Global Carbon Project. Scientists say carbon-dioxide emissions in 2014 are set to reach a new 40-billion-tonne record high. The remaining carbon-dioxide emission ‘quota’ may be used up in 30 years.
  • Published: September 12, 2014

    Global Carbon Project - new committe members announced


    The Global Carbon Project (GCP) announced recently two new co-chairs, Nebojsa Nakicenovic from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna and Rob Kackson from Duke University in North Carolina.
  • Published: August 25, 2014

    Downscaling planetary boundaries for regions


    New open-access paper published in the journal Global Environmental Change, "Safe and just operating spaces for regional and social-ecological systems" based on IGBP workshop.
  • Published: August 19, 2014

    SOLAS announces call for scientific committee members


    The Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) has announced a call for nominations to its scientific committee. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2014.
  • Published: August 12, 2014

    IPBES call for members


    The new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiveristy and Ecoystems Services (IPBES) is accepting nominations for its "Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP)". Deadline 15 August.
  • Published: July 3, 2014

    Future Earth secretariat announced


    The secretariat for the new ten-year research initiative Future Earth has been announced. Future Earth's  secretariat will span three continents with five global hubs in Montreal, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Boulder, Colorado (U.S.)
  • Published: June 26, 2014

    IGBP's second synthesis


    Following IGBP's first landmark synthesis published in 2004 Global Change and the Earth System: a planet under pressure (Springer), we are embarking on our second synthesis scheduled for completion in 2015. The synthesis will bring together the key Earth-system research findings in the last decade from across our projects to build on the foundations of concepts such as the Anthropocene and planetary stewardship.
  • From clouds to carbon:
    land-atmosphere interactions
    in the spotlight


    Understanding the interface between the land and the atmosphere has been an important component of IGBP’s research. Here we highlight three recent contributions that resulted from research sponsored b...
  • Coastal megacities:
    risks and opportunities


    Every year, more and more people are flocking to live near the sea’s edge, often congregating in massive cities. Sophie Blackburn and Mark Pelling explore what happens when urban and coastal zones col...
  • Dynamic deltas


    Many of the world’s deltas are sinking much faster than sea level is rising globally. No two deltas are alike: the causes and consequences of sinking thus vary widely, James Syvitski tells Sebastian M...
  • 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.
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    A strategy for global environmental change research in Africa. Published 2008.

  • Global Change Magazine No. 82


    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...
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