Global Carbon Project (GCP)

The GCP was established in 2001 as a Joint Project of the Earth System Science Partnership.

The science frame work of GCP is organized around three themes:

  • Patterns and Variability: What are the current geographical and temporal distributions of the major pools and fluxes in the global carbon cycle
  • Processes and Interactions: What are the control and feedback mechanisms – both anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic – that determine the dynamics of the carbon cycle
  • Carbon Management: What are the dynamics of the carbon-climate-human system into the future, and what points of intervention and windows of opportunity exist for human societies to manage this system?


International Project Office – Australia Pep Canadell Earth Observation Center CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research GPO Box 3023, Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia Phone: +61 2 6246 5631 Fax: +61 2 6246 5988

International Project Office – Japan Shobhakar Dhakal Centre for Global Environment Research National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES) 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, 305-8506 Japan Phone: 81-298-50-2672 Fax: 81-298-50-2960