Past Events

January 16, 2018 - January 31, 2018
  Amid much uncertainty about the future of the global climate and efforts aimed at preventing its most damaging impacts, graduate students affiliated with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change are hard at work exploring some of the challenges and possible solutions that lie ahead. They are also sharing their knowledge with the MIT community.
December 06, 2017
The first of our new workshop series on leading-edge, actionable global change research focuses on water -- an essential ingredient for the prosperity, health, and sustainability of a continually changing, complex, and globally-linked society.
November 06, 2017 - November 07, 2017
On November 6 at 3:20, MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek will participate in the panel "Uncertain Water Future." Uncertainty in the global political atmosphere, climate change, and resource management play a large role in today's world. How will climate change impact food and water resources?  What roles do politics and the economics of water play?  What technologies are available to reduce uncertainty?
October 26, 2017
Humans have faced a series of national and global environmental challenges in the past half-century, including smog, the use of lead in gasoline, ozone depletion, and much more. This talk reveals how combinations of science, public policy, industry participation, and the engagement of citizens can succeed in addressing environmental challenges.
October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017
Join MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly for two exciting HUBweek events where he will serve as an expert and panelist: (1) Deep Dive: Open Innovation on Climate Change - Brainstorm and advance promising, high-impact solutions to climate change with experts and others; and (2) Future Forum: A Rising Tide - Panel on preparing for the threat of rising sea levels caused by climate change.
September 20, 2017
Kerry Emanuel will describe projections of changing hurricane activity over the rest of this century, and what such projections tell us about the probabilities of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma.