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Meeting Climate Goals through International Carbon Markets

Linking emissions trading systems in developed and developing countries could yield environmental, economic benefits

Joint Program study in Energy Economics shows how under certain conditions, linking carbon markets can be a win-win proposition. More...

Around Campus

Market Makers

Good emissions trading programs are unique, not one-size-fits-all, new book argues

Department of Urban Studies Associate Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes explores tension between the international and national aspects of the climate issue. More...

In the News

How China Can Stop Wasting Wind Energy

Faster electricity market reform is needed to harness more wind and speed up a shift from coal, two experts tell chinadialogue

MIT Joint Program's Michael Davidson and Tsinghua University's Ning Zhang on China's wind integration challenges. More...


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Using Data to Inform the Connections between Technology and Policy

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society research from the Technology and Policy Program highlights multidisciplinary approaches to data-driven policies 

Highlighted: Joint Program Research Assistant Amanda Giang’s efforts to develop improved model of mercury's path from emissions to impact, and assess potential benefits of mercury policy. More...

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Energy Scenarios

The Value and Limits of Scenario Analysis 

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev presents keynote talk at EcoMod 2016. More...

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Gauging the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Agriculture

New approach tracks key factors affecting crop yields, enabling early adaptation 

MIT Joint Program/UC-Davis study in Environmental Research Letters projects fewer frosts, a longer growing season, more heat stress and an earlier start of field operations in U.S. by 2100. More...

Exploring the Impact of Global Environmental & Economic Change

Science and Policy Working Together

Understanding the complex, long-term changes in our land, air and water requires breakthroughs in measurement, modeling and prediction.

Responding to these changes requires innovative policies that comprehend agriculture, energy needs, trade and finance — along with the political and communications savvy to organize a genuinely global approach.

The Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change is MIT's response to these research, analysis, and public education challenges.

At the heart of much of the Program’s work lies MIT’s Integrated Global System Model (IGSM), a linked set of computer models designed to simulate the global environmental changes that arise as a result of human causes. In this way, it explores the interplay between the Earth systems and the human systems. More...

Examines the world's development path and the energy and climate implications.

This comprehensive tool analyzes interactions amoung humans and the climate system

A collaborative research project with China