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.
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 .
The IGBP secretariat and our regional office administer and facilitate the programme's network in order for the programme to fulfill its vision and goals.
The secreatariat activities include fundraising, facilitation, networking, outreach, strategic and scientific partnership development, and programme coordination.
Secretariat staff are motivated by a desire to contribute to the goals of the programme. IGBP fosters a working enviornment of mutual respect, open communication and personal growth for all team members.
This final issue of the magazine takes stock of IGBP’s scientific and institutional accomplishments as well as its contributions to policy and capacity building. It features interviews of several past...
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...