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Our independent analyses of the complex interactions among co-evolving systems 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 and regional 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

Our Greenhouse Gamble Wheels

Learn about the Greenhouse Gamble

Joint Program News

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Around Campus

The Institute commits to net-zero emissions by 2026, charts course marshaling all of MIT’s capabilities toward decarbonization

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Around Campus

At MIT’s Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture, Harvard professor Francesca Dominici illuminates the interplay between air pollution, environmental injustice and Covid-19

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News Release

MIT partners with Cambridge on flood-risk model for local, global benefit (MIT Spectrum)

Around Campus

Janelle Knox-Hayes explores link between values, sustainable practices