Assessing Global Change

Our independent, integrative assessments aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Threats to supplies, and strategies to meet demand
Risk and resilience at urban, industrial and ecosystem levels
Urban & regional air pollutants, human health impacts
The future of interlinked ecosystems in a changing world
Limitations/benefits of existing and new technologies
Natural and anthropogenic changes to the planet over time
Costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies
National and continental impacts of energy and climate policies

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 risk at global and regional scales

Joint Program News


Applying carbon charges, not trade tariffs, to imports would bolster the Paris Agreement, argue Michael Mehling and colleagues. (Nature) [Coverage: Inside Climate News]

In The News

Joint Program faculty affiliate Valerie Karplus and experts at Duke and Wharton discuss her new study on environmental regulation compliance in China

In The News

Joint Program faculty affiliate Noelle Selin: Health co-benefits could be an added incentive for individual countries to take action on climate. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)  Radio Report

News Release
Study highlights economic losses for participating countries