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IPCC: Many Pathways to Reduce Climate Change Print E-mail
IPCC Releases Working Group Three Report

Monday, April 14, 2014

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Nevertheless, a wide array of technological measures and behavioral changes could limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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IPCC Releases Report on Climate Risks, Responses Print E-mail
IPCC Releases Working Group II Report

Friday, April 4, 2014

The new report from Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on Monday, finds that the effects of climate change are already occurring worldwide; that the world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for the associated risks; and that there are opportunities to respond with effective action, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

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Invitation to a North American consultation for Future Earth Print E-mail
Future Earth

May 21, 2013

After many years of work to improve our understanding of the Earth system and human impacts on it, international cooperation on global change is entering a dynamic new phase. All regions of the world are moving to collaborate on initiatives that will advance understanding of the Earth system in the context of societal needs and a sustainable global future.

The global change research programs (IGBP, IHDP, and DIVERSITAS) under the aegis of the International Council for Science (ICSU) will be merging under the Future Earth Initiative. The evolution of this new phase should be of interest to North American global change researchers, and several global change-related entities in the U.S. and Canada would like to offer an opportunity for North American scientists to be better informed about this evolution.

You are invited to participate in the first of a series of webinars designed specifically for North American scientists to become familiar with Future Earth and its potential implications for Earth System Science research. The consultation is being undertaken on behalf of ICSU, and its partners in the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability. 

When: May 30, 2013 - 1:00-3:00 pm EDT

Objective: To introduce the Future Earth programme to partners and stakeholders and discuss the implications for the transition to Future Earth on the current and future global change research community in North America. 

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Future Earth Transition Team Executive Summary

Speakers:
  • Kevin Noone (Director, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Science, Vice Chair, International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research - IGFA)
  • Jack Kaye (NASA)
  • Bradley Cardinale (University of Michigan)
  • Ghassem Asrar (WCRP, WMO)
  • Roberto Sanchez (University of California, Riverside, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico)
  • Thomas Pedersen (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Registration is required. Please register here. You are also welcome to join the webinar live at the National Science Foundation in the National Science Board Board Room (please contact David Allen (dallen@usgcrp.gov) and Maria Uhle if you wish to do this). 

The consultation will pave the way for the transition to North American participation in FutureEarth and is intended to provide inputs to the governing bodies of Future Earth (including the Science Committee, Interim Secretariat, and Interim Director) as they begin to implement the Initiative.

 Please share this invitation with those whom you feel would benefit from participating in this consultation. If you or others are unable to participate but wish to provide your input, please visit here. The webinars will be recorded and archived and linked with the site above. 

For additional information on the North American Consultation for Future Earth, please visit here. Please contact David Allen with any questions.  Email: dallen@usgcrp.gov; Tel: +1 (202) 419-3486.

 
Future Earth: International Coordination of Research for Global Sustainability Print E-mail

Monday, January 28, 2013

On Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:30-4:30pm the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be holding a symposium to present Future Earth, a new 10-year international initiative on integrated global environmental change research.

Future Earth is mobilizing the global scientific community, funders, and users of research to define together and address the most pressing research questions on sustainable development and its integrated environmental, social, and economic dimensions. This includes strengthened links between science, policy, and society.

The discussion on February 16th will address international coordination of research and funding; co-designing research with funders, scientists, and users; and the role of science in bridging to policy and practice. For more information about the symposium please click here.

 
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research Annual Regional Call for Research Proposals (ARCP) Programme and the Scientific Capacity Building/Enhancement for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (CAPaBLE) Programme Print E-mail
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is inviting proposals under two separate programmes, the Annual Regional Call for Research Proposals (ARCP)  Programme and the Scientific Capacity Building/Enhancement for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (CAPaBLE) Programme, for funding from April 2013, and is able to provide a limited amount of financial support for research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest.
For further information on these Calls and to view the guidelines for application, you may visit the following page on the APN's website here: http://www.apn-gcr.org/2012/06/07/apns-2012-calls-for-proposals/
Advisory Service (Voluntary). Submission of Letter of Intent:
Sunday 1 July 2012, midnight (24:00) – Japanese Standard Time
Stage 1: Submission of Summary Proposal (Compulsory):
Sunday 12 August 2012, midnight (24:00) – Japanese Standard Time
Stage 2: Submission of Full Proposal by the Successful Stage 1 Proponents (Compulsory and by Invitation Only):
Sunday 14 October 2012, midnight (24:00) – Japanese Standard Time
 
For queries on the 2012 Annual Calls for Proposals, please contact the APN Secretariat:
Executive Science Officer
APN Secretariat, East Building 4F
1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0073, JAPAN
Tel: +81-78-230-8017
Fax: +81-78-230-8018
 
Programme Fellow
APN Secretariat, East Building 4F
1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0073, JAPAN
Tel: +81-78-230-8017
Fax: +81-78-230-8018
 
Programme Fellow
APN Secretariat, East Building 4F
1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0073, JAPAN
Tel: +81-78-230-8017
Fax: +81-78-230-8018
 
Please also note the important contacts:
 
Dr. Linda Stevenson (ARCP and CAPaBLE)
Ms. Ratisya Radzi (CAPaBLE)
Ms. Taniya Koswatta (ARCP)
 
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