• 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.

October 6, 2014
On 20 October IGBP will celebrate three decades in Sweden with an event at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
October 2, 2014
Future Earth is recruiting an Executive Director. Deadline 12 October.
September 29, 2014
In this month's  Nature Climate Change James Syvitski discusses his time as Chair of IGBP during the transition to the new international research initiative Future Earth.
September 29, 2014
A German version of the Ocean Acidification summary for policymakers has now been published by  BIOACID  (German programme on Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification).
September 23, 2014
IGBP and Future Earth invite calls from institutes to host the International Project Office of the Global Land Project (GLP). Deadline for expressions of interest 25 October 2014. 
September 21, 2014
China’s fossil-fuel emissions now exceed Europe and US emissions combined according to the latest global carbon budget released by IGBP's Global Carbon Project. Scientists say carbon-dioxide emissions in 2014 are set to reach a new 40-billion-tonne record high. The remaining carbon-dioxide emission ‘quota’ may be used up in 30 years.
September 12, 2014
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
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
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
The new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiveristy and Ecoystems Services (IPBES) is accepting nominations for its "Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP)". Deadline 15 August.
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  • AfricanNESS Science Plan

    A strategy for global environmental change research in Africa. Published 2008.

  • 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...