• Published: March 17, 2015

    Vacancy: Director, Tokyo hub of Future Earth

    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:

  • Published: February 20, 2015

    Future Earth executive director announced

    Paul Shrivastava, a leading expert in sustainable enterprise based in Montreal, has been appointed first Executive Director of Future Earth.

  • Thinking back to look ahead

    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...
  • China’s emissions glimpsing the peak

    China recently announced its intention to peak its carbon-dioxide emissions. How soon could the emissions peak and at what absolute value? Libo Wu explores.
  • The greening of the Southern Hemisphere

    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 ...
  • Black carbon Tackling crop-residue burning in South Asia

    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.
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  • Global Change Magazine No. 83

    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...

  • AfricanNESS Science Plan

    A strategy for global environmental change research in Africa. Published 2008.