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3 Questions: Maria Zuber on Stepping up MIT's Response to Climate Change 

MIT's vice president for research discusses the challenges ahead for MIT and the world

Highlights from the first year of the MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change, and next steps. More...


In the News

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air, Scientists Warn 

Overreliance on negative emissions as solution could prevent global climate stabilization

In Washington Post article, MIT Energy Initiative/Joint Program Senior Research Engineer Howard Herzog argues that today's focus should be on mitigation. More...


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Even if the Paris Climate Agreement is Implemented, Food and Water Supplies Remain At Risk   

Our 2016 Food, Water, Energy & Climate Outlook projects global impacts of COP21, identifies emissions paths/energy technology advances needed to limit global warming to 2°C

Newly expanded to address global agricultural and water resource challenges. More...

In the News

Rwanda: From Killing Fields to Technopolis 

Two decades after the genocide in Rwanda, the country is harnessing science and technology to rebuild its economy 

Nature article spotlights MIT Joint Program-affiliated grad student Jimmy Gasore's work on AGAGE climate observatory. More...

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Engaging Industry in Addressing Climate Change

At Climate Week conference, MIT Joint Program lays out the 2°C challenge for oil and gas producers

John Reilly presents scenarios illustrating the significant transformation of the global energy system that’s needed, and various technology paths that could be pursued, to achieve the 2°C goal. 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 food, water, energy and climate implications.

This comprehensive tool analyzes interactions amoung humans and the climate system

A collaborative research project with China