• 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 .

Scientific organizing committee

Elinor Ostrom
(Conference Chief Scientific Advisor)
2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Indiana University, USA

Lidia Brito
Director Science Policy and Capacity Building (Natural Sciences), UNESCO, France and Mozambique

Mark Stafford Smith
Science Director, Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO, Australia

Andrew Bennett
President of the Tropical Agricultural Association (UK). Chair of the Boards of Trustees of the Centre for International Forestry Research, Chair of SciDev.Net, UK

Raymond Bradley
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, USA

Sandra Diaz

Felix Dodds
Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, UK

Rowan Douglas
CEO Global Analytics, Willis Re; Chairman, Willis Research Network, UK

Nadia El-Awady
Journalist, Board member of World Federation of Science Journalists, Egypt

Vesile Kulaçoğlu
Director of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade and Environment Division

Rik Leemans
Earth System Science Partnership, Netherlands

Adebayo Olukoshi
Professor of International Economic Relations and Director, African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, Senegal

Johan Rockström
Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre,
Co-chair Future Earth Initiative, Sweden

Priya Shyamsundar
Program Director, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, Nepal

Ilana Wainer / David Griggs
World Climate Research Programme,
Brazil / Australia

Oran Young
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, USA

Guoguang Zheng
Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Director, Chinese Meteorological Administration and member of the UN Secretary-General’s panel on Global Sustainability, China

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