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Assessing Global Change

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

Changes and risks to interconnected land, ocean, atmosphere and biosphere systems
Changes and risks to managed agriculture, water, land and energy systems
Physical and transition risk; adaptation and resilience to climate change and extreme events
National and global projections of the future energy mix; prospects for different sectors and technologies
Environmental and economic change under different climate, air pollution, and economic policies
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

Joint Program News

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News Release
How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action
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In The News

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev helps decision-makers meet aggressive decarbonization goals (MIT Industrial Liaison Program)

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In The News

The fuel may appear to be in terminal decline, but it remains the focus of Great Power competition, suggesting it is not dead yet (Petroleum Economist)

Photo: Global climate models agree that the Mediterranean area will be significantly drier, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season in the already parched regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Source: MIT
Around Campus

MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models