University of Washington

The University of Washington educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. Amongst numerous schools, faculties and departments it hosts the Climate Impacts Group and runs the UW Program on Climate Change.

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”). The CIG focuses on the intersection of climate science and public policy/resource management. We perform fundamental research on climate and climate impacts and work with planners and policy makers to apply this information to regional decision making processes. Key areas of the group’s collective expertise include but are not limited to: downscaling global climate model data; regional climate modeling; hydrologic modeling; water resources and terrestrial/aquatic ecosystem modeling and impacts assessment; coastal impacts assessment; climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning; and outreach and education.

The UW Program on Climate Change provides a framework of intense cross-disciplinary collaboration that furthers research and education in climate science. To enable UW faculty, researchers, and students to help the world prepare for and adapt to the changing climate. To provide students with an exceptional training program to continue our work into the future. The Core Services Offered include: Climate Minor, Graduate Certificate in Climate Sciences, Outreach, Resources for Educators, Summer Research Institute, Discussion Groups, Climate Events Calendar, Interdisciplinary Courses and Seminars.

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Global exposure and vulnerability

This paper aims to support understanding of the interplay between multiple climate change risks and socioeconomic development through investigating exposure to multi-sector climate impacts.

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