Assessing Global Change

Our independent research and analysis aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Threats to supplies, strategies to meet demand for critical natural resources
Physical risk, adaptation and resilience to climate change and extreme events
Projecting future air pollution and its impacts
Evaluating changes in the oceans, biosphere and global nutrient and carbon cycles
Technology opportunities for decarbonization and transition risks
Understanding changes and risks to the land, ocean and atmosphere
Economics of carbon pricing, emissions trading and other mitigation strategies
Science and policy studies at subnational, national and multinational levels

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 uncertainty at global and regional scales

Upcoming Event

December 04, 2019
Technology advances, building and transportation sector electrification, innovation opportunities  

Joint Program News

News Release
Climate sensitivity to changes in atmospheric CO2 may be underestimated in individual climate models
Around Campus

MIT team found that air quality impacts of aviation emissions significantly exceed climate impacts

In The News

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly to present findings from report on deep decarbonization on Capitol Hill (Houston Chronicle) (Additional Coverage: Washington Examiner)