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1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 68 48 60
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 48 62

scientific programmes

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)

The IHDP was initiated by the ISSC in 1990. Today it is a joint programme of the ISSC, the International Council for Science (ICSU), and the United Nations University (UNU).

The IHDP is dedicated to promoting, catalyzing and co-ordinating research, capacity-building, and networking on the human dimensions of global environmental change.
As an active partner in the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP), the IHDP collaborates with DIVERSITAS, the international programme on biodiversity science, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) to achieve a comprehensive understanding of global environmental change processes and their consequences for sustainable development.

The IHDP’s work is guided by an international Scientific Committee, comprising reputable scholars from various disciplinary and regional backgrounds. Members of this committee are appointed jointly by the ISSC, ICSU and the UNU.

Chair: Sir Partha Dasgupta
Executive Director: Dr. Anantha Kumar Duraiappah

IHDP Secretariat
UNU Campus
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
D-53113, Bonn
Tel: + 49 228 81 50 600
Fax: +49 228 81 50 620

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