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

Upcoming Event

June 04, 2018
The latest in our workshop series on leading-edge, actionable global change research focuses on energy-at-scale. In this invitation-only, lecture-free workshop, participants will engage with Joint Program experts in an interactive dialogue highlighting key challenges and opportunities in large-scale, low-carbon energy technology deployment.

Joint Program News

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News Release
Chien Wang one of six new U.S. scientists to join French climate research initiative
Around Campus

Joint Program-affiliated EAPS/CEE Prof. Dara Entekhabi and IDSS Research Scientist Sarah Fletcher are collaborators on one of seven projects to receive grants for research on food and water challenges.

News Release

Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future

In The News

MIT Joint Program faculty affiliate Noelle Selin authors a Policy Forum paper in the journal Science