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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

Upcoming Event

March 09, 2021
MIT ILP WEBINAR: A broad overview of sustainability at MIT, including a talk by Sergey Paltsev on the Joint Program

Joint Program News

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Commentary

The president’s letter to his new science advisor emphasizes the crucial role science plays in our society—much as Roosevelt did in a similar missive in 1944

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Around Campus

Team brings diverse backgrounds and expertise to address technology and policy challenges for the clean energy transition

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News Release
Scientists observe reduction in emissions of banned ozone-depleting chemical after unexpected spike
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Around Campus

The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium launches with 13 company members to work with MIT on innovation in climate and sustainability