• 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.


and features

Here you find a complete overview of the latest news articles, features and opinions published by IGBP. Use the navigation on the left to locate press releases, news and features.
September 12, 2014
News |
The Global Carbon Project (GCP) announced recently two new co-chairs, Nebojsa Nakicenovic from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna and Rob Kackson from Duke University in North Carolina.
August 25, 2014
News |
New open-access paper published in the journal Global Environmental Change, " Safe and just operating spaces for regional and social-ecological systems " based on IGBP workshop.
August 19, 2014
News |
The Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) has announced a call for nominations to its scientific committee. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2014.
August 12, 2014
News |
The new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiveristy and Ecoystems Services (IPBES) is accepting nominations for its "Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP)". Deadline 15 August.
July 3, 2014
News |
The secretariat for the new ten-year research initiative Future Earth has been announced. Future Earth's  secretariat will span three continents with five global hubs in Montreal, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Boulder, Colorado (U.S.)
June 26, 2014
News |
Following IGBP's first landmark synthesis published in 2004 Global Change and the Earth System: a planet under pressure (Springer), we are embarking on our second synthesis scheduled for completion in 2015. The synthesis will bring together the key Earth-system research findings in the last decade from across our projects to build on the foundations of concepts such as the Anthropocene and planetary stewardship.
June 25, 2014
News |
IGBP's latest annual report has just been published. The report highlights research from across IGBP's nine projects including palaeoclimate, marine science, land-use change and atmospheric chemistry.
May 23, 2014
News |
In 2010-2011, exceptional rainfall lashed Australia creating a flood disaster zone the size of France, Germany and Italy combined. The additional vegetation resulting from the rainfall turned Australia into a giant carbon sink soaking up 4 billion tons of carbon in 2011 – the equivalent of more than 40% of emissions from burning fossil fuels that year - according to researchers for the Global Carbon Project in Nature .
May 13, 2014
Features |
Momentum is building towards the development of universally applicable sustainable development goals. Owen Gaffney reports on the progress so far and explores the path ahead.
May 12, 2014
News |
A major new £20m research programme Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by the UK's aid agency DFID and environmental funding agency NERC, has announced two calls for proposal relating to climate variability and global climate models for Africa.
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    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...