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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 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Forum attendance is by invitation only.

Joint Program News

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News Brief
Studies advance natural resource risk assessment, economic modeling and infrastructure resilience
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In The News

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly: Climate change one of multiple factors making wildfires, and hence air quality, worse (PolitiFact)

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News Brief

EAPS/IDSS Associate Professor Noelle Selin, a Joint Program faculty affiliate, coauthored the technical background document, contributing to the modeling chapter (5) with former postdocs, including the Joint Program's Sae Yun Kwon

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Commentary

MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for a more focused approach that does not bundle climate policy with multiple social objectives