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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

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

Joint Program News

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In The News

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev explores prospects for decarbonizing EVs (TBS eFM Radio (Seoul))

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Around Campus

Professors Noelle Selin and Anne White will co-chair the Climate Nucleus, charged with managing and implementing MIT’s new plan

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Around Campus

Fiore brings a breadth of expertise in climate science, atmospheric chemistry, and air pollution to MIT (Related: School of Science welcomes new faculty)

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News Brief
The economics of adaptation for rail, roads and coastal development