Home

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

Upcoming Event

Joint Program News

shutterstock_1582549144_3x2_WEB.jpg
Around Campus

MIT Energy Initiative report supports energy storage paired with renewable energy to achieve clean energy grids

MIT_FFUpdate-Campus_SpringErtl-01-press_0_WEB.jpg
Around Campus

Members of three working groups outline latest efforts implementing the ambitious plan, launched last year

Jacoby_HILL_WEB.jpg
Commentary

Why it's important for U.S. scientists to sustain engagement with their Chinese and Russian peers (The Hill)

Yuan_ERL_WEB.jpg (
News Release
Activating a Clean Air Act provision could deliver major climate, health and economic benefits