Meeting the needs of a growing population is an essential challenge of the 21st century. Climate change is critically intertwined with this challenge, in part because providing people with resources such as food and energy produces inadvertent consequences in the form of greenhouse gas emissions. The effect of these emissions on the climate system in turn makes resource production significantly more difficult. In a world expected to reach 10 billion people this century, the stakes for limiting climate change and its impactsand adapting to the changes that are now under wayare higher than ever. How can we provide for humanity without harming the planet, so that future generations can also be provided for? How can we solve problems on a global scale? Stanford University is pursuing answers to these critical questions about climate change and the risks it poses for current and future generations.