Focus Areas

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

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Upcoming Event

October 28, 2021 - October 29, 2021
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Joint Program News


While electrification of light-duty vehicles can contribute significantly to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, a more comprehensive approach is needed to complete the job (T&D World)

News Release

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev to serve as co-principal investigator on "Nature-based solutions for accelerating climate action," one of seven projects supported by the Imperial-MIT seed fund (Imperial College London)

Around Campus

Ten principal investigators from seven MIT departments and labs will receive up to $150,000 for two years, overhead-free, for innovative research on global food and water challenges

In The News

PODCAST: The MIT Joint Program deputy director discusses climate projections and the tools he and his colleagues use to communicate projected outcomes to policymakers and the public (Climate Now)