October 02, 2019
Greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, climate impacts, and mitigation scenarios. Speakers include Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and faculty affiliates. This symposium will consider what is known about the relationship between greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and global warming, extreme weather events, and other climate impacts. We will also discuss remaining uncertainties and the prospects for reducing them. Finally, we will explore the projected physical effects of increasing greenhouse gas emissions under alternative mitigation scenarios.
March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019
The pace of global change poses multiple risks to communities and ecosystems, but also presents unprecedented opportunities to address those risks and cultivate a more resilient and prosperous future. This Global Change Forum explored opportunities within agriculture, finance, energy, weather extremes, critical environmental threshholds, and national security.
November 01, 2018
There are considerable forces shaping the future of agriculture. Identifying research needs on sector-specific climate effects and risks is both urgent and essential. Researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change have many years of experience identifying challenges for the agricultural sector, and can provide expert guidance to assess risk and create new opportunities.