Mission Statement

The Joint Program's integrated team of natural and social scientists studies the interactions between human and Earth systems to provide a sound foundation of scientific knowledge that will aid decision-makers in confronting the coupled challenges of future food, energy, water, climate and air pollution, among others. 

This mission is accomplished through:

  • Quantitative analyses of global changes and their social and environmental implications, achieved by employing and constantly improving an Integrated Global System Modeling (IGSM) framework;
  • Independent assessments of potential responses to global risks through mitigation and adaptation measures;
  • Outreach efforts to analysis groups, policymaking communities, and the public; and
  • Cultivating a new generation of researchers with the skills to tackle complex global challenges in the future. 


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