1986-2015, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
(1986-2015; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm; www.igbp.net).
Mission: “to provide essential scientific leadership and knowledge of the Earth system to help guide society onto a sustainable pathway during rapid global change.” Sponsored by ICSU (International Council for Science), with 12 major international projects. National branches in 51 countries. Publishes Global Change magazine and State of the Planet Declaration
(2012). Chair: James P.M. Syvitski; Communications Head: Owen Gaffney.