Human activities are inducing environmental change ranging in scale from earth-wide to local. The challenge to address such change is greatest in developing regions, which are the most vulnerable to environmental changes, but lack scientific knowledge and technology to conduct regional and local research and to inform and influence decision-makers. START, the ESSP sponsored global change SysTem for Analysis, Research, and Training provides an international framework for such capacity building.
START's mission is:
International START Secretariat
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