• 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 14, 2008

Global Change Newsletter No. 72

This issue highlights the 3rd IGBP Congress as well as the workshop held in September 2007 to celebrate IGBP's 20th anniversary.

Posted: December 2008

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IGBP’s New Executive Director Outlines Future Directions

Congress 2008:
In Search of Sustainable African Pathways by O.P. Dube and B. Scholes

AfricanNESS Science Plan and Implementation Strategy Completed

Cape Town Declaration

IGBP Science at the Cape Town Congress: Some Idiosyncratic Reflections by M. Stafford Smith

IGBP Strengthens Links with its National Committees by J. M.F. de Morais

Congress 2008 in pictures

IGBP’s 20th Anniversary:

  • IGBP Celebrates 20 Years of Earth System Science by K. Noone
  • Development in the Planetary Phase of Sustainability by J. Rockström
  • Air Quality and Climate Change: The Fundamental Discoveries of Chemistry and RadiativeTransfer by R. J. Charlson
  • Climate Change Can Be Curbed – Will it Happen? by A. Mogren
  • Air Quality and Climate: Sustainable Allocations, Extended Responsibilities by P. Kistler
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