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Assessing Global Change

Our independent, integrative assessments aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Threats to supplies, and strategies to meet demand
Risk and resilience at urban, industrial and ecosystem levels
Urban & regional air pollutants, human health impacts
The future of interlinked ecosystems in a changing world
Limitations/benefits of existing and new technologies
Natural and anthropogenic changes to the planet over time
Costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies
National and continental impacts of energy and climate policies

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 risk at global and regional scales

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Joint Program News

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News Release
MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement
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News Brief
MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek co-authors chapter, “Analyzing the economy-wide impacts on Egypt of alternative GERD filling policies”
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News Brief
MIT Water Summit panelist Kenneth Strzepek explores challenges and solutions
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Around Campus

Study finds state’s annual risk of extreme rainfall will rise from 1 to 18 percent