Scientific Steering Committee Member of The Global Carbon Project.
In recognition of the enormous scientific challenge and fundamental criticality of the issue for Earth sustainability, the Global Carbon Project (GCP) was established in 2001 through a shared partnership between the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) amd Diversitas. The scientific goal of the project is to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, including both its biophysical and human dimensions together with the interactions and feedbacks between them. The GCP is a coordinated international effort to complement and strengthen regional and national carbon cycle programmes by fostering common protocols, sharing data, promoting rapid transfer of information; develops and implement methods for assimilating atmospheric, ocean and terrestrial data into carbon-climate-human system models. The GCP implements its research agenda through collaborative efforts with national and international carbon programmes and funding agencies, and by leading a limited number of difficult and highly interdisciplinary new research initiatives.