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Assessing Global Change

Our independent, integrative assessments aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Threats to supplies, and strategies to meet demand
Risk and resilience at urban, industrial and ecosystem levels
Urban & regional air pollutants, human health impacts
The future of interlinked ecosystems in a changing world
Limitations/benefits of existing and new technologies
Natural and anthropogenic changes to the planet over time
Costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies
National and continental impacts of energy and climate policies

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 risk at global and regional scales

Upcoming Event

March 27, 2019 - March 29, 2019
The 42nd Global Change Forum will be held March 27-29, 2019 on MIT Campus.

Joint Program News

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News Release
Study projects dramatic increase in annual high-heat days in the U.S. Northeast by century’s end
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News Release

At UN Climate Change Conference, MIT researchers share knowledge and tools to help nations meet Paris Agreement targets

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News Release
Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level
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Commentary

Meeting the Paris 2°C goal requires a dramatic turnaround in emissions in the very near future, argue Joint Program researchers Henry Jacoby and Jennifer Morris in The Conversation