Joint Projects

The aim of the Joint Projects is to build a global environmental change (GEC)-oriented research agenda of direct relevance for societies, with particular emphasis on four fundamentally important issues. In brief, these projects aim to elucidate the additional challenges caused by GEC for carbon dynamics, food, water and health, and to understand the implications of human-driven changes in these issues for the functioning of the Earth System. The Joint Projects are thus designed to directly address the two-way interaction between GEC and global sustainability issues.