• 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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May 22, 2015
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The Past Global Changes (PAGES) project invites nominations for membership of its Scientific Steering Committee for terms beginning in 2016.
April 29, 2015
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The website for registration and abstract submission is now open for the open meeting " Composition and Transport in the Tropical Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere " to be held in Boulder, CO on 20-23 July, 2015.
April 24, 2015
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Limited financial support will be available for early-career scientists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
April 24, 2015
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The Global Water System Project (GWSP) and its International Project Office (IPO), with financial support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is organizing the international conference on Sustainable Development Goals: A water perspective to be held at MARITIM Hotel, Bonn, Germany on 17-18 August 2015.
April 17, 2015
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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and IGBP will jointly host a symposium on 29 April 2015 in connection with IGBP's 30th Scientific Committee meeting. The symposium will commemorate Dr. Mike Raupach, a longstanding member of the IGBP community who passed away earlier this year. 
April 17, 2015
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The International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project invites nominations for membership of its Scientific Steering Committee for terms starting on 1 January 2016.
April 17, 2015
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The IGAC/SPARC chemistry-climate initiative workshop will be held on 7-9 October 2015 in Frascati (Rome), Italy.
April 13, 2015
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IGBP will hold its landmark synthesis event at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2015. The IGBP community is strongly encouraged to submit session proposals and indicate IGBP co-sponsorship. The deadline for submitting session proposals is 22 April .
April 9, 2015
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The Stockholm Hub of Future Earth has an opening for one Research Liaison Officer. The closing date for applications is 10 May 2015.
April 9, 2015
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IGBP Chair James Syvitski has received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Newcastle University. The degree will be awarded in July 2016.
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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...