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Assessing Global Change

Our independent research and analysis aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Changes and risks to interconnected land, ocean, atmosphere and biosphere systems
Changes and risks to managed agriculture, water, land and energy systems
Physical and transition risk; adaptation and resilience to climate change and extreme events
National and global projections of the future energy mix; prospects for different sectors and technologies
Environmental and economic change under different climate, air pollution, and economic policies
Science and policy studies at subnational, national and multinational levels

Research Tools

Our state-of-the-art models and analytical methods project global changes and potential risks under different policy scenarios.

Simulates the interplay between Earth and human systems

Simulates physical, dynamical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, land, ocean and cryosphere

Simulates the evolution of economic, demographic, trade and technological processes

Analytical methods to quantify uncertainty at global and regional scales

Joint Program News

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News Release

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev and Research Scientist Jennifer Morris among MIT researchers sharing expertise

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Around Campus

The King Climate Action Initiative at J-PAL will develop large-scale climate-response programs for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations

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Around Campus

An MIT-wide search for ideas "that offer the most effective levers for rapid, large-scale change"

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Commentary

The potential dire consequences of manipulating the Social Cost of Carbon (The HIll)