• 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.

November 10, 2014
The new ten-year research initiative Future Earth has published its vision for 2025. The vision outlines eight challenges the programme will focus on to contribute to sustainable development.
November 7, 2014
A major international conference entitled “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” (7-10 July 2015, Paris) has issued a call for parallel session submissions. Deadline 30 November 2014.
November 4, 2014
On 20 October IGBP held an event to celebrate our three decades in Sweden.
October 24, 2014
The 2014 Volvo Environment Prize has been awarded to Eric Lambin. Lambin was chair of the IGBP-sponsored Land Use and Land-Cover Change (LUCC) project from 1999 to 2005.
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.
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