• 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.

September 28, 2015
The Integrated Land Ecosystem Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) invites short articles for its November 2015 special issue newsletter. Please submit by October 15 .
September 21, 2015
This free workshop will assess the Swedish research capacity and prospects for national and international collaboration. It will be held from 24-25 November 2015. Please register by 20 October.
September 21, 2015
The Global Land Project (GLP) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Officer of its International Project Office (IPO), which will be hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Apply by 17 October 2015 .
September 10, 2015
The IGBP community mourns the loss of Kon-Kee (KK) Liu, who passed away on 11 August this year.
July 27, 2015
The Global Land Project (GLP) invites short articles on the relationship between biodiversity and land systems for its October 2015 newsletter.
July 23, 2015
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in December 2015. Future Earth and IGBP invite applications from early-career scientists from around the world. Please apply by 28 August.
June 18, 2015
IGBP is co-sponsoring over 60 scientific sessions as part of its package of activities at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. We strongly encourage global-change researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts to these sessions by the 5 August deadline.
June 17, 2015
The deadline for submitting abstracts to this conference entitled "Social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene" is 21 June . The conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 3-5 November 2015.
June 11, 2015
The Past Global Changes (PAGES) project is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The closing date for applications is 26 July 2015.
June 3, 2015
The outcomes of IGBP's synthesis on the needs of least-developed countries are documented in a special issue of the Weather and Extremes journal published last month. The synthesis was led by IGBP Scientific Committee member Pauline Dube and funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.
Follow us

  • 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...