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International research

International research requires a collaborative research framework and common science questions.
IGBP projects develop the comprehensive science plans through a process of discussion and consultation with the global scientific community, involving hundreds of scientists from all continents. This ensures the development of truly international research frameworks and fosters international and interdisciplinary networks within national and regional research efforts.

IGBP-sponsored projects and initiatives

All IGBP projects have published their science plans.

International policy
IGBP provides direct links to international policy through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the International Council for Science and other routes.