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

MIT Climate Project mission leads announced
News Release

The effort to accelerate climate work at the Institute adds to its leadership team (MIT News)

PNAS Special Feature
News Release
PNAS special feature shows potential of recent modeling advances to improve sustainability decision-making
Industrial pollution in China
In The News

Figure represents 64-66% of global output of tetrafluoromethane and hexafluoroethane, MIT study finds (The Guardian)

Aluminum production in western China is a major source of PFC-14 and PFC-116 emissions, which contribute to global warming
News Release
Two studies pinpoint their likely industrial sources and mitigation opportunities