• 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.

March 30, 2015
This call aims to foster research on climate, environmental, and related societal change in mountain regions, considering new measurements, recovery of existing data, and the development and use of integrated modelling strategies by adopting a strong trans- and inter-disciplinary approach.
March 17, 2015
The Tokyo (Japan) hub of the Future Earth Secretariat is accepting applications for secondment as Director. The closing date is April 10, 2015. For more information see: http://www.futureearth.org/vacancy-future-earth-global-hub-directors.
February 20, 2015
Paul Shrivastava, a leading expert in sustainable enterprise based in Montreal, has been appointed first Executive Director of Future Earth .
February 17, 2015
The IGBP community is mourning the passing of Lou Brown, retired Senior Staff Associate for International Affairs at the US National Science Foundation's Directorate for Geosciences, who died last weekend. Lou was a great friend and supporter of IGBP. We will miss him.
February 16, 2015
The Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) project will hold its 10th Annual Science Meeting in Seattle 15-17 June 2015. As part of this meeting, there will be a 2.5-day symposium on “The Role of Ice in the Sea”.
February 16, 2015
Tributes have been pouring in for Professor Mike Raupach, co-founder  of the Global Carbon Project, who passed away 10 February.
February 10, 2015
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme is planning a series of events at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting to celebrate our past and to Transition to Future Earth. We invite all our networks and partners to participate.
December 19, 2014
New research published in Ecology and Society indicates that it may be possible to develop integrated targets relating to food, energy and water for the proposed Sustainable Development Goals , which will be agreed at the UN General Assembly in 2015.
December 19, 2014
The city of Cork in southwest Ireland has been selected to host the Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone project (LOICZ) - a major international research programme focusing on the world’s coasts.
December 5, 2014
Future Earth is seeking five Global Hub Directors for its headquarters in Boulder (USA), Montreal (Canada), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tokyo (Japan). They're also looking for a Deputy Director (Synthesis & Foresight) for the Paris office. First deadline 16 January 2015.
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