Assessing Global Change

Our independent research and analysis aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Threats to supplies, strategies to meet demand for critical natural resources
Physical risk, adaptation and resilience to climate change and extreme events
Projecting future air pollution and its impacts
Evaluating changes in the oceans, biosphere and global nutrient and carbon cycles
Technology opportunities for decarbonization and transition risks
Understanding changes and risks to the land, ocean and atmosphere
Economics of carbon pricing, emissions trading and other mitigation strategies
Science and policy studies at subnational, national and multinational levels

Research Tools

Our state-of-the-art models and analytical methods project global changes and potential risks under different policy scenarios.

Simulates the interplay between Earth and human systems

Simulates physical, dynamical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, land, ocean and cryosphere

Simulates the evolution of economic, demographic, trade and technological processes

Analytical methods to quantify uncertainty at global and regional scales

Joint Program News

News Release
Engineered wood could cut building emissions and costs
In The News

Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris explains findings from Mobility of the Future report (InsideEPA)


MIT symposium looks at the role of advances in storage, solar, nuclear, EVs and more in cutting greenhouse gas emissions

In The News

Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction targets while avoiding a steep carbon price (Power Engineering)