• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Published: December 1, 2007

Global Change Newsletter No. 70

Biofuels, nitrogen, earth system governance, and the effects of global change on Egypt are the main topics of IGBP’s December 2007 Global Change NewsLetter. In the cover story, Weber A. N. do Amaral and Catarina Pezzo of the Brazilian Center for Biofuels, University of Sao Paulo – Brazil, call for a consistent scientific framework to inform policies that maximise the positive potential of biofuels and minimise their negative impacts.

Posted: December 2007

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Guest Editorial by M. Lahsen

Science Features
Mapping a Course for Biofuels: Science-informed Policy Needed by W. A. N. do Amaral and C. Pezzo

IGBP and the Nitrogen Cycle: An Earth Systems Approach by K. Hibbard and K. Noone

Earth System Governance as a Crosscutting Theme of Global Change Research by F. Biermann

National Committee Science
Environmental Consequences of Global Change in Egypt by M. Saber

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