Assessing Global Change

Our independent research and analysis aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Threats to supplies, strategies to meet demand for critical natural resources
Physical risk, adaptation and resilience to climate change and extreme events
Projecting future air pollution and its impacts
Evaluating changes in the oceans, biosphere and global nutrient and carbon cycles
Technology opportunities for decarbonization and transition risks
Understanding changes and risks to the land, ocean and atmosphere
Economics of carbon pricing, emissions trading and other mitigation strategies
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

October 29, 2019
Climate change policy challenges and potential solutions

Joint Program News

Around Campus

A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration

News Release

MIT News: Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other panelists at MIT climate change symposium discuss climate science findings and stress urgent need for action (Video)...


IFPRI/MIT Joint Program study shows why (Financial Times)

In The News

Co-Director John Reilly says he's never seen a busier or more important time for climate action (AP) (Additional Coverage: ABC News)