The Tokyo (Japan) hub of the Future Earth Secretariat is accepting applications for secondment as Director. The closing date is April 10, 2015. For more information see: http://www.futureearth.org/vacancy-future-earth-global-hub-directors.
The IGBP community is mourning the passing of Lou Brown, retired Senior Staff Associate for International Affairs at the US National Science Foundation's Directorate for Geosciences, who died last weekend. Lou was a great friend and supporter of IGBP. We will miss him.
The Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) project will hold its 10th Annual Science Meeting in Seattle 15-17 June 2015. As part of this meeting, there will be a 2.5-day symposium on “The Role of Ice in the Sea”.
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme is planning a series of events at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting to celebrate our past and to Transition to Future Earth. We invite all our networks and partners to participate.
A decade on, IGBP in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre has reassessed and updated the Great Acceleration indicators, first published in the IGBP synthesis, Global Change and the Earth System in 2004.
New research published in Ecology and Society indicates that it may be possible to develop integrated targets relating to food, energy and water for the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, which will be agreed at the UN General Assembly in 2015.
The city of Cork in southwest Ireland has been selected to host the Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone project (LOICZ) - a major international research programme focusing on the world’s coasts.
Future Earth is seeking five Global Hub Directors for its headquarters in Boulder (USA), Montreal (Canada), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tokyo (Japan). They're also looking for a Deputy Director (Synthesis & Foresight) for the Paris office. First deadline 16 January 2015.
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.
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...