• 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 .

Board of Patrons

Joseph Alcamo
Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Sir John Beddington
UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor

Phil Bloomer
Director of Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam

Keith Clarke CBE
Director of Sustainability, Atkins, UK

Rowan Douglas
Willis-RE, UK

Colin Drummond
Chairman LWEC Business Advisory Board & Chief Executive Viridor

Tim Flannery
Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie University

Peter Kareiva
Chief Scientist and Vice President,
The Nature Conservancy

Bo Kjellen
Chair of the 1992 Earth Summit Preparatory Committee, Sweden

Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith
Oxford University, UK

Thomas Lovejoy
Heinz Center, USA

Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Pascal Mittermaier
Head of Sustainability EMEA, Lend Lease

Sunita Narain
Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India

Rudy Rabbinge
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Jan-Eric Sundgren
Senior Vice President Public and Environmental Affairs, AB Volvo

Lord Turner
Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, UK

Sir Robert Watson
Defra Chief Scientific Advisor, UK

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