• 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.

Global-change networks


IGBP projects and contacts

IGBP partners

Below is a list of some of the key organizations in global change and global sustainability research and policy

Earth Observation agencies and networks

National global-change programmes and institutes

Sustainability institutes and departments

Alliance for global sustainability International
Stockholm Resilience Centre Sweden
Stockholm Environment Institute Sweden
McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies US
Institute for Sustainable Futures US

Sustainable development and other networks

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