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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Climate Change and Security

The effects of environmental change on health and livelihoods is challenging governments in new and unprecedented ways with potentially far-reaching implications for prosperity and stability around the world. Understanding the tradeoffs between the social benefits and costs of environmental protection is essential to designing good policy, which serves as a guiding force behind all of IGCC’s work on the environment and health. Led by Research Director Joshua Graff Zivin, projects on air quality, climate change, energy, global health, and human capital illuminate the human and economic costs of environmental degradation—and potentials solutions.