On behalf of the U.S. Government, the Department of State is requesting nominations for experts to contribute to the 6th edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) assessment that reviews the state of the global environment.
PostedNov 25, 2014
In the Caribbean, the economic importance of agriculture and tourism—combined with rural poverty and vulnerability to extreme events like hurricanes and droughts—makes adapting to climate change an urgent necessity. The International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) aims to build resilience in the Caribbean through a better understanding of how climate information can enable regional risk management.
PostedOct 17, 2014
Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its full contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The Working Group II report provides the most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.
PostedMay 16, 2014
A study published recently in the journal Nature contends that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease the amount of zinc and iron in certain staple crops like wheat, rice, and soybeans.
PostedApr 4, 2014
The new report from Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released as a near-final draft 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.
PostedMay 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.
PostedFeb 6, 2013
On Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:30-4:30 pm, 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.
PostedOct 16, 2012
Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is pleased to announce that the Second Order Draft of the WGI contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, will be available for Expert and Government Review from 5 October - 30 November 2012.
PostedJun 8, 2012
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...
PostedMar 14, 2012
This week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program launched a revamped Resource Library website for easier, more intuitive access to Federal global change resources. The Resource Library, USGCRPs access hub for publications, reports, and other global change resources, fulfills the Congressional mandate for a Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO).