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

Upcoming Event

October 02, 2019
Greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, climate impacts, and mitigation scenarios.

Joint Program News

In The News

Study shows that health savings exceed costs of maintaining or strengthening renewables policies (Axios) (Additional coverage: The Verge, CleanTechnica)

News Release
Health savings exceed policy costs
In The News

MIT Joint Program study explains why (Quartz) 

News Brief
Unexpected ozone-depleting emissions could delay recovery years to decades