In 2001, the Global Change Programme (GCP-JU) was established at the Jadavpur University as an interdisciplinary research platform. Research at GCP-JU focuses on ‘global change’ – anthropogenic interference with the earth system and its impact on human societies, economies, ecologies etc. The programmeinvolves researchers from various disciplines -natural sciences, engineering and social sciences to collaborate and systematically address the multifaceted impacts of environment and climate change on human welfare, water and food security, lifestyle, industrial production and overall sustainability of the development pathways.The knowledge base thus created is expected to aid decision-making processes to be more efficient and equitable at international, national and subnational levels.  GCP-JU has been providing research inputs to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Millennium Assessment Report, Stern Review Report and Global Energy Assessment of IIASA, etc.

It works with several Ministries under the Government of India including the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Formerly, Ministry of Environment and Forests), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. GCP-JU collaborates with various governmental and non-governmental institutions, industries and academia to organize seminars, training programmes and workshops that stimulate intellectual dialogue, facilitate policy making and add significantly to the existing knowledge on global change.

   Our Vision

"The only way to solve the problem of climate change is through an integration of these issues with the regular development agenda of any country."


News & Events

TEDx talk by Prof. Joyashree Roy

Prof. Joyashree Roy was invited to speak in TEDxGhent. The event was held on 18th June, 2016. You...........Read More

Summary of Outputs from Workshop on "Kolkata s Air Quality: Navigating Solutions"

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Video on ECAR technology and Arsenic-free safe drinking water

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