Past Events

September 14, 2022 - September 15, 2022
The Foresight and Metrics Research Initiative of the CGIAR (F&M)1, the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT (JP-MIT), and Oxford University via the Oxford Martin School (O-OMS) are each pursuing pathways for agriculture, forestry, and other land use (PAFOLU) in support of sustainable development, equitable solutions and a stable climate. They are doing so in distinct but potentially complementary ways.
June 06, 2022
The Colorado River and the Nile River are both undergoing dramatic transformations. Throughout the last century and continuing today, major infrastructure developments have played a pivotal role in shaping the regional economies, livelihoods and environmental conditions of these two critical transboundary river systems. Our growing dependencies on these finite renewable resources are driven by population growth and economic expansion, but are being increasingly challenged by water scarcity that is partly driven by climate change.
May 26, 2022
Open to the MIT Community only The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and MIT Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment invite you to join us at the seminar “Affordable Direct Air Capture: Myth or Reality?" The seminar will be held in person (MIT Room 35-225) and online (via Zoom) on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:00-2:30pm (US Eastern Time).
March 23, 2022 - March 24, 2022
Attendance is by invitation only. Theme: Global Net Zero Emissions Goals: Challenges and Opportunities Venue: Hybrid (MIT Campus/Online) Session Topics: Carbon Budgets; Decarbonizing Energy & Industry; Nature-Based Solutions; Climate & Health; Negative Emissions Technologies; Policy: The Path Forward
September 15, 2021
Extreme events become disasters at tipping points that push human infrastructure beyond its limits. The damage, disruptions and casualties resulting from recent climate-related events of extreme heat, wildfires, flooding and drought highlight how unprepared we are to cope with a rapidly changing environment. By considering important precursory indicators trending toward tipping points, however, we could vastly reduce the risk of disaster.
June 16, 2021
Register for a 90-minute public webinar on our just-released 2021 Global Change Outlook.  The 2021 Global Change Outlook presents the MIT Joint Program’s latest projections for the future of the Earth’s energy, managed resources (including water, agriculture and land), and climate, as well as prospects for achieving the Paris Agreement’s short-term targets and long-term goals of keeping average global temperatures below 2°C or even 1.5°C. Agenda: