• 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 La Niña might change in the future and what that might imply.

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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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  • Jun 24 - Jul 2, 2015

    8th World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People - How can they develop together


    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
    • Students
    • Folk high-schools
    • Local, regional and national government agencies, municipalities
    • Officials from international organizations
    • NGOs
    • Managers of parks and protected areas
    • Private companies who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues and in education
    • Media/press
    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.
  • Aug 23 - Aug 28, 2015

    14th International Swiss Climate Summer School



  • 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...

  • 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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