• 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.

Publications

IGBP produces a range of publications: six-monthly magazine, Global Change, summaries for policymakers, reports, and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
May 25, 2015
Annual report |
After almost three decades of coordinating international global-change research, IGBP will close at the end of 2015. This is IGBP's final annual report. As always, it includes research highlights from our core projects that span the full range of Earth-system topics. You can also read about our communications and other efforts during 2014/2015.
April 29, 2015
Article |
Journal of Climate (2013) Anav A, Friedlingstein P, Kidston M, Bopp L, Ciais P, Cox P, Jones C, Jung M, Myneni R and Zhu Z
April 29, 2015
Special Journal Edition |
Nature (2014) Gaffney O
April 29, 2015
Special Journal Edition |
IOC, SCOR, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme , Stockholm, Sweden (2013) Broadgate W, Gaffney O, Isensee K, Riebesell U, Urban E and Valdés L, (eds)
December 3, 2014
Global Change Magazine |
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 global carbon sinks. The issue also includes a feature on how past human experience could inform current and future policies.
June 25, 2014
Annual report |
Highlights from the 2013 IGBP annual report include latest research findings in marine science, land-use change and atmospheric chemistry as well as the global carbon budget, the ocean acidification summary for policymakers and updates on national committee activities.
May 2, 2014
Global Change Magazine |
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 Sustainable Development Goals and recent developments in land-atmosphere research.
November 14, 2013
Summarie for policymakers |
This summary for policymakers reports on the state of scientific knowledge on ocean acidification, based on the latest research presented at The Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, held in Monterey, California, in September 2012. Experts present the projected changes from ocean acidification for ecosystems and the people who rely on them, according to levels of confidence for these outcomes. 
October 21, 2013
Global Change Magazine |
This issue’s cover story puts 2000 years of regional temperature histories into perspective. Also featured: two full-spread maps visualising the PAGES 2k regional temperature records and ocean acidification, lessons the Maya might teach modern societies, the Anthropocene’s deeper past, bringing interdisciplinary sciences together, how moisture in soils predicts heat waves, ocean governance and the future of AIMES.
July 11, 2013
Book |
Oxford University Press (2011)Gattuso J-P and Hansson L (eds)
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  • Jun 24 - Jul 2, 2015

    8th World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People - How can they develop together


    Who should come? The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest in the field. WEEC 2015 is as such an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We are expecting participants from a wide range of countries. Are you maybe a researcher, educator, student, decision-maker, NGO or media working with or having an interest in education for environment and sustainable development, or are you just curious? Welcome!Are you interested in sharing your research or sharing good examples regarding education for environment and sustainable development? Perhaps you work with an interesting education model which you would like to share through for example a workshop? In that case we recommend you to submit an abstract by the 19 of December, 2014. The registration for the congress opens on the 15 of November, 2014.Examples of participants:
    • Researchers and educators at universities
    • Teachers teaching all ages
    • Students
    • Folk high-schools
    • Local, regional and national government agencies, municipalities
    • Officials from international organizations
    • NGOs
    • Managers of parks and protected areas
    • Private companies who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues and in education
    • Media/press
    The congress will discuss the role and importance of education for environment and sustainability at all levels ; both in higher education and for lower ages .Two main categories of abstracts can be submitted: academic abstracts and practitioner abstracts. As such, practitioner abstracts could be a description for example of a teaching model regarding environment and sustainability.
  • Aug 23 - Aug 28, 2015

    14th International Swiss Climate Summer School



  • 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...
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