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
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

Our Greenhouse Gamble Wheels

Joint Program News

Around Campus

A multidisciplinary climate change curriculum for high schools, developed at MIT, aims to engage and mobilize teachers and students (MIT Energy Initiative)

News Brief
A new book co-authored by MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby
News Brief
Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev speaks on feasibility of 1.5°C target
News Release
The first public release of our Annual Report highlights 2022 progress, 2023 plans