A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



International institutions & programs

     · See International climate cooperation, negotiations & diplomacy page for United Nations and

          UNFCCC information.

Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) project

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

World Climate Research Program (WCRP)

     · "...established in 1980 under the joint sponsorship of the International Science Council (ISC)

          (previously the International Council for Science (ICSU), until July 2018) and the WMO.

          In 1993 the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO also became

          a sponsor."

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

     Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP)    

     Global Atmosphere Watch Programme

          Alternative site

     Global Framework for Climate Services

     Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS)

     World Climate Programme (WCP)

          · Legacy website

     World Weather Research Program

     World Weather Watch (WWW)

          · Legacy website

Key governmental science & research agencies

     · Governmental science & research agencies are generally listed on the Countries A>Z page; the

       following are a select handful of key governmental agencies.

Climate Change Initiative @ European Space Agency

National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) [UK]

US Global Change Research Program

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

     Global Change Master Directory

     Jet Propulsion Laboratory

          Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)

Networks ~ Academic & research

CoolClimate Network: Smart Tools for a Cooler Planet

     · "A University - Government - Business - NGO Partnership at the University of California, Berkeley"

P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030

Climate Pipeline Project @ Harvard University

Climate Social Science Network (CSSN)

NGOs focused on science & research  

Berkeley Earth


Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for International Climate Research (CICERO) [Norway]

Citepa [France]

     · Full translated name: Technical Reference Center for Air Pollution and Climate Change

Climate Accountability Institute

     · "...engages in research and education on anthropogenic climate change, dangerous interference

          with the climate system, and the contribution of fossil fuel producers' carbon production to

          atmospheric carbon dioxide content."

Climate Impact Lab

     · "The Climate Impact Lab’s team of economists, climate scientists, data engineers, and risk analysts

       are building the world’s most comprehensive body of research quantifying the impacts of climate

       change, sector-by-sector and community-by-community around the world."

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Climate Strategies


     · "...a consortium of 14 European partners" working to "reduce uncertainties in, and create

     improved climate projections for, the next 20-50 years, on regional as well as global scales.

     It is also translating this new scientific understanding into an improved evidence base

     aimed at providing up-to-date scientific evidence for international climate policy, and

     supporting decisions on climate mitigation and adaptation."

Deep Carbon Observatory

Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

First Street Foundation

Global Carbon Project  

Global Centres for Climate and Environment @ German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Initiative for Climate Adaptation Research & Understanding through the Social Sciences (ICARUS)

Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences [France]

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Melnikov Permafrost Institute

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)


     See UCAR below

New Ventures Fund

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

   · "Advancing the scientific frontier on inter-disciplinary climate impact research for global sustainability

     and contributing knowledge and solutions for a safe and just climate future–this is the twofold

     mission of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association

     and a leader in its field. We integrate the latest understanding of the Earth system with the assessment of

     climate risks, and with the exploration of policies and pathways towards a manageable climate future. A

     guiding framework for PIK's research is therefore the integration of Planetary Boundaries and Global

     Commons. The institute in a unique way combines research across disciplines and scales with solution

     orientation, emphasizing that societal relevance is based on scientific excellence."

Scientists for Future (S4F) International

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)

     A science oath for the climate

Skagit Climate Science Consortium

Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)²

     Former home page

Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

     National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Woodwell Climate Research Center

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

     Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)

World Weather Attribution

Contents of this page:

     · International institutions & programs

       · Key governmental science & research organizations

         · Networks

           · NGOs focused on science & research

Science & research institutions