News, Events and Outreach
Communication is a key objective of the Joint Program that is pursued through many channels, including news outlets, educational events, professional activities and the Global Change Forum. The Joint Program places a high priority on conveying our research results, analysis methods and assessment conclusions to a broad range of audiences. These include fellow researchers and students in the climate community, as well as policymakers, industry leaders, environmental organizations, educators, the press and the public.
Individual Joint Program faculty, staff and graduate students participate in many activities where they communicate the research results and interpret the policy relevance of the analytical work. These venues include workshops and conferences, testimony to policymakers, corporate and government briefings, media interviews, teaching and coursework, seminars and other events, public lectures and presentations, and an extensive collection of publications made available on the Internet.
2013 Energy and Climate Outlook
Report Shows Current Efforts Not Enough to Prevent Climate Consequences
As international negotiators discuss global efforts to confront climate change at the 19th United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP19), a group of MIT researchers suggest that the current regional efforts may not be enough to avoid the dangerous consequences of rising emissions.
“As our global population swells to more than 10 billion by the end of this century, climate change is one of the forces of global change that will shape how the world feeds, shelters, transports, and otherwise attends to this growing mass of people,” says John Reilly, co-director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and an author of the 2013 Energy and Climate Outlook. “Our latest Outlook is a window into the future as we view it in 2013, but it is still in our power to change what we see by taking action. Continue...
Read the 2013 Energy and Climate Outlook