Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Data Center Description
The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change work is focused on the integration of natural and social science aspects of the climate issue, to produce analyses relevant to ongoing national and international discussions. Cooperative efforts engage the Program with leading research institutions and non-profit organizations worldwide. Financial support is provided by and international group of sponsors from government organizations, foundations, and industry.
The Program's cornerstone is the MIT INTEGRATED GLOBAL SYSTEM MODEL (IGSM) of economic and environmental change. The IGSM is a comprehensive research tool for analyzing potential anthropogenic global climate change and its social and environmental consequences. The IGSM includes consideration of climate science, technical change, and economic and social science, in an interacting set of computer models designed for study of the sensitivities and uncertainties that are crucial to policy evaluation.