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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

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News Release
Despite global phase-out, ozone-depleting chemical still in production in eastern China
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In The News

Climate change is altering the color of our planet (International Shipping News)

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Around Campus

For the 17th annual Kendall Lecture, Gretchen Daily analyzes species and ecosystem services and leverages natural capital to build a green financial system (Video)

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In The News

The apparent spike in CFC-11 production in China underscores the importance of ongoing emissions monitoring—and the limits of our current system (Technology Review)