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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
Potential tipping points and transition states of Earth and human systems

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

Upcoming Event

March 23, 2022 - March 24, 2022
Attendance is by invitation only.

Joint Program News

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News Release

Findings in study co-authored by Joint Program Senior Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz could improve accuracy of climate change projections (Univ. of Rhode Island)

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News Release

A delegation from MIT traveled to Glasgow for COP26, where international negotiators sought to keep global climate goals on track (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

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Around Campus

Online events highlight progress with new climate planning bodies, campus improvements, and involvement of all parts of the MIT community

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News Brief
Former visiting scientist delivers first Nationally Determined Contribution of Brunei Darussalam