Global Carbon Project: The Science Framework and Implementation

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Carbon cycle research is often carried out in isolation from research on energy systems and normally focuses only on the biophysical patterns and processes of carbon sources and sinks. The Global Carbon Project represents a significant advance beyond the status quo in several important ways. First, the problem is conceptualised from the outset as one involving fully integrated human and natural components; the emphasis is on the carbon-climate-human system (fossil-fuel based energy systems + biophysical carbon cycle + physical climate system) and not simply on the biophysical carbon cycle alone. Secondly, the development of new methodologies for analysing and modelling ... continued below

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Global Carbon Project 2003.

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  • Global Carbon Project
    Publisher Info: http://www.globalcarbonproject.org
    Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia

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  • Main Title: Global Carbon Project: The Science Framework and Implementation
  • Series Title: GCP Report
  • Series Title: ESSP Report
  • Added Title: The Global Carbon Project: A framework for Internationally Co-ordinated Research on the Global Carbon Cycle
  • Added Title: Global Carbon Project (GCP) Report No. 1
  • Added Title: Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Report No. 1

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Carbon cycle research is often carried out in isolation from research on energy systems and normally focuses only on the biophysical patterns and processes of carbon sources and sinks. The Global Carbon Project represents a significant advance beyond the status quo in several important ways. First, the problem is conceptualised from the outset as one involving fully integrated human and natural components; the emphasis is on the carbon-climate-human system (fossil-fuel based energy systems + biophysical carbon cycle + physical climate system) and not simply on the biophysical carbon cycle alone. Secondly, the development of new methodologies for analysing and modelling the integrated carbon cycle is a central feature of the project. Thirdly, the project provides an internally consistent framework for the coordination and integration of the many national and regional carbon cycle research programmes that are being established around the world. Fourthly, the project addresses questions of direct policy relevance, such as the management strategies and sustainable regional development pathways required to achieve stabilisation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Finally, the Global Carbon Project goes beyond the traditional set of stakeholders for a global change research project by seeking to engage the industrial and energy sectors as well as the economic development and resource management sectors in the developing regions of the world.

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Global Carbon Project. Global Carbon Project: The Science Framework and Implementation, text, 2003; Canberra, Australia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11874/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .