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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

Upcoming Event

November 01, 2018
There are considerable forces shaping the future of agriculture.

Joint Program News

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News Release
Faster, cheaper modeling method could improve understanding of long-term atmospheric chemistry and provide a powerful risk assessment tool
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News Brief
MIT study underscores growing concern
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Around Campus

Long-term melting may lead to release of huge volumes of cold, fresh water into the North Atlantic, impacting global climate

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Commentary

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev provides an "Expert Perspective" in long-term climate strategies for the World Resources Institute