• 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 .
photo: iStockphoto/Daniel Sambraus
Published: March 10, 2011

Earth Summit Prep Meeting Side Event, New York: Planetary Boundaries and the Urgent Need for Societal Transformations

News |
8 March 2011
MODERATOR:   Andrew Revkin, New York Times

PLANETARY AND SOCIETAL RISKS: WHY WE NEED PLANETARY STEWARDSHIP
Professor Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director,
International Geosphere-Biosphere Progamme  

SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATIONS TOWARDS A GREEN ECONOMY
Dr. Deborah S. Rogers,
International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) on Global Environmental Change

SCIENCE AND POLICY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Dr Gisbert Glaser, Senior Science Policy Advisor,
International Council for Science, ICSU

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