The mission of IAI is to develop the capacity of understanding
the integrated impact of past, present and future global change
on regional and continental environments in the Americas
and to promote collaborative, well-informed actions at all levels.
IAI pursues the principles of scientific excellence,
international cooperation and full and open exchange of
scientific information relevant to global environmental change.
The IAI was envisaged as an intergovernmental instrument
by which scientists and decision makers of countries
throughout the Americas might jointly address
the critical issues associated with global change in the region.