Focus Areas

Our independent analyses of the complex interactions among co-evolving systems 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
Potential tipping points and transition states of Earth and human systems

Research Tools

Our state-of-the-art models and analytical methods project global and regional 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

Our Greenhouse Gamble Wheels

Global Change Outlook

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Joint Program News

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In The News

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director C. Adam Schlosser helps explain regional variations in warming (Climate Feedbacks)

Around Campus

The “Fast Forward” climate action plan laid out ambitious commitments. Now comes the harder part: making them happen (Related: 3Q on how MIT is working to reduce emissions on campus)

In The News

MIT Joint Program's John Reilly touts grasses as a more sustainable biofuel alternative than food crops (National Observer)

In The News

A new study has estimated that the global net present value (NPV) of stranded assets in fossil fuels could be $30.6tn under a scenario where net zero is achieved by 2050 (Net Zero Investor)