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

Joint Program News

In The News

NPR station cites Joint Program study that found that pricing carbon and returning the revenue from it to the public would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (WBUR)

In The News

Climate change is already mobilizing mercury in the environment, says EAPS/IDSS Assoc. Prof. Noelle Selin (AP) 

In The News

Even where the majority of the population favors climate action, carbon pricing is a tough sell, cautions MIT CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel (Scientific American)

Around Campus

Michael Bloomberg announces new Beyond Carbon initiative in his Commencement address