Advancing Global Change Science and Solutions
AGCI links science, solutions, and community to address the most pressing global change issues.
Durable climate solutions require well-designed policies that get the technical details right. AGCI supports the Crux Alliance, a group of nonprofit organizations with deep policy design expertise, to work with policymakers in the world’s highest carbon-emitting countries.
In October, Sublimation of Snow project research partners installed a suite of field instruments to fill in data gaps on the poorly understood process of how snow behaves in windy mountain environments.
In this Yale Climate Connections article, AGCI's James Arnott and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®'s Michelle Solomon explain how adoption of new climate technologies involves "learning curves," which policymakers must account for to accurately estimate the declining future cost of clean energy.
Studies show climate events can have catastrophic consequences for human health including the spread of disease vectors and contaminated food or drinking water supplies, but new research is identifying ways to reduce the risks.
“AGCI tackles the challenging task of bringing together disparate research communities with ease, facilitating conversations that do not happen in other forums.”
– AGCI workshop participant
“AGCI defines what true community partnership looks like, helping us make sense of complex climate data, which allows us to positively impact our communities.”
– Ashley Perl, Pitkin County Community Resiliency Manager
“AGCI has become an intellectual proving ground, a ferment for new ideas and concepts, and a place where the different disciplines actually talk, and progress.”
– Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation