• Using the Planet


    Even before the advent of agriculture, Homo sapiens kicked off an entirely new process of planetary change. Earth would never be the same. Instead of mere centuries, Erle C Ellis advances a broader view of the Anthropocene, over many millennia, and what that means for land stewardship.
  • Lessons from a simulated civilisation


    The rise and fall of the ancient Maya has
    intrigued historians and archaeologists for decades. Now, Earth-system scientists are taking a keen interest. Scott Heckbert asks: what role might environmental conditions and trade play in the growth and eventual collapse of a civilisation?

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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