Our Environmental Policies Department’s main role is to produce research, which has a high level of international standards and can play an important role in forecasting and addressing society’s environmental challenges. This enables us to constantly understand the evolution of the earth system and the implications of human behavior on the quality of life on our planet.
In particular, the focus is on incorporating and presenting the results of these efforts both in theory and in direct observations of the past, so that the complexities of the Earth’s climate and climate change are made visible to us in the coming years.
The most significant elements of our simulations are the environment (including temperature of the air, humidity, and rainfall concentrations, as well as storm surge); the oceans and cryosphere (sea ice and glaciers on land), and the natural procedures (including carbon intake, forest and soil water storage).
Our project-based work aims to:
- Study climate change impacts on air pollution gases and particulate matte;
- Comprehend the variables underlying air pollution and water quality changes, water quality and the environment;
- Use modelling instruments to better grasp air and water quality effects of extreme occurrences and to provide better modeling instruments in order to contemplate air, water and ecosystem properties within the evolving environment;
- Study the physical, social and policy aspects of climate change and wider economic and governance policies;