19th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases, and Related Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2017)
GGMT-2017 is the 19th meeting in a series, which was initiated by Dr. Dave Keeling at La Jolla, California in 1975. Today, GGMT is the cornerstone meeting for the observation of key greenhouse gases and tracers, their isotopes, assessment of new techniques, standardization, quality assurance, and data products. The scope covers challenges in the field of precise measurements of atmospheric greenhouse gases, data utilization and integrated products and observational network design. It provides an excellent platform for all scientists in this field to exchange the latest scientific findings and serves as the scientific backbone of the Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which has provided the umbrella to all GGMT meetings. Since 1997 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna joined WMO due to the increased use of carbon isotopes in studying the carbon cycle.
Climate containers on tour
From mid-August to mid-September 2017, the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) will present a touring exhibition on climate research for the general public, called «Container3 – bringing environmental knowledge to the quarters». Container will be installed in sea containers and tour six city districts of Bern.
Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year
New research from the Global Carbon Project and the University of East Anglia shows that carbon dioxide emissions barely increased in 2016, despite large economic growth in parts of the globe.Image: Global Carbon Project