• 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 by the Integrated Land Ecosystem–Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS).

  • 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 collide.

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2014-05-21
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.
2013-11-19
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.
2013-10-22
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.
2013-09-19
Livestream begins 13:00, Saturday 28 September
2013-06-12
A new data visualization, produced by IGBP and Globaia, charts how the global water cycle is changing as a result of human pressure. The three-minute film was commissioned by the Global Water System Project (GWSP) for its 2013 open science conference, Water in the Anthropocene, held in Bonn.
2013-04-24
This Second Australian Earth System Outlook Conference, explored a small selection of globally significant “ticking time bombs” which pose risks of unmanageable, undesirable change unless anticipatory actions are taken that fall well outside the corrective capacity of the invisible hand of economic market forces.
2013-01-23
Thorsten Kiefer from IGBP's core project Past Global Changes (PAGES) discusses the 2000-year climate records across continents.
2013-01-22
The Anthropocene Project is an initiative of Berlin's House of World Cultures.
2013-01-22
Canberra, Australia 26-27 November 2012.
2012-12-20
Stockholm Seminar Series. Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change Ananatha Duraiappah discusses the Inclusive Wealth Report. IGBP is a sponsor of the Stockholm Seminar series.
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  • Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2014

    IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School


    IMBER focuses on the interactions and linkages between biogeochemical cycles and food webs, including humans, with the aim of improving the predictive capacity for marine ecosystems increasingly affected by global change. As the marine environment is very complex, particularly in the context of global change, indicators are often used to provide a practical and economical way to track the state of ecosystems. This fourth IMBER summer school, ClimEco4, will continue IMBER’s focus on fostering research at the interface of natural and human systems. It will be structured around lectures and activities that focus on indices of climate change, climate impacts, and ecosystem services, and how these are linked to indices for socio-economic and policy information in relation to climate-ecosystem interactions.
  • Sep 24 - Sep 26, 2014

    Deltas in Times of Climate Change II



  • 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...

  • Global Change Magazine No. 81


    This issue’s cover story puts 2000 years of regional temperature histories into perspective. Also featured: two full-spread maps visualising the PAGES 2k regional temperature records and ocean acidifi...
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