Global carbon budget

The Global Carbon Project was formed in 2001 to help the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base that supports policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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The Global Carbon Project is an international research project within the Future Earth research initiative on global sustainability, and a research partner of the World Climate Research Programme. It aims 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. 

A key contribution of the Global Carbon Project is the annual publication of the Global Carbon Budget since 2006. The Budget has become recognised and respected, providing credible scientific information to researchers, policymakers and civil society.

CICERO has played a key role in annual updates of the Budget. 

International project partners include the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Stanford University, the Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship (CSIRO), the University of Versailles, the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, the Met Office Hadley Centre, the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Fudan University, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Centre d’Etudes de Orme des Merisiers, the University of East Anglia, and the University of Exeter.

CICERO has received funding from the Research Council of Norway.