Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Department of Energy (DOE)

The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), initiated in 2001, is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to understanding the problems of global climate change and their potential solutions. The Joint Institute is a network of domestic and international collaborators that encourages the development of global and equitable solutions to the climate change problem. Staff members have expertise in science, technology, economics, and policy. Staff at the Joint Institute are focused on developing new opportunities to train university students in these interdisciplinary areas: 1.Integrated Assessment Modeling, 2.Technology Strategies to Address Climate Change, 3.Natural Resource Modeling and Assessment, 4.Vulnerability and Adaptation Studies, 5.Local and Global Environmental Mitigation Measures--Policy Development and Testing. In addition, the Joint Institute focuses on developing dialogues around global change issues, across disciplines and national boundaries, and among diverse socio-economic stakeholders.

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