Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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.


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