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Mar 22, 2021
Joint Program research scientist Kenneth Strzepek delivers keynote presentation at Uganda Water & Environment Week 2021 conference

Delivering the keynote presentation of the Uganda Water & Environment Week 2021 conference from Colorado via Zoom on March 21, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change research scientist Kenneth Strzepek outlined a pathway by which Uganda can achieve sustainable economic...

Eos | Mar 22, 2021

Modern climate models were designed to simulate natural systems and changes mainly due to atmospheric carbon dioxide, rather than to predict effects of deliberate climate interventions

By Sebastian Eastham, Sarah Doherty, David Keith, Jadwiga H. Richter, and Lili Xia  19 March 2021

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MIT News | Mar 16, 2021

As atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 drop, the global ocean should become a source of the chemical by the middle of next century (Coverage: Scientific American)

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office

Publication Date:

March 15, 2021


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New climate resiliency dashboard helps reduce uncertainty of current and future flood risks in Cambridge

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability

Publication Date:

March 11, 2021

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Mar 10, 2021
Webinar presentation highlights Joint Program’s contribution to MIT’s sustainability research portfolio

The MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) defines sustainability as “the capacity to endure – to consume, grow, and thrive—but not to be consumed and perish in the process.” On March 9, 2021, The ILP held a webinar on sustainability research at MIT, an Institute-wide endeavor that spans materials...

Scientific American | Feb 19, 2021

The president’s letter to his new science advisor emphasizes the crucial role science plays in our society—much as Roosevelt did in a similar missive in 1944

In November 1944, President Roosevelt wrote a letter to Vannevar Bush, who was then director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSDR). From there, Bush oversaw many of the scientific advances that contributed to victory in World War II. The end of the war was yet nine months...

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MIT News | Feb 17, 2021

Team brings diverse backgrounds and expertise to address technology and policy challenges for the clean energy transition

Pablo Duenas-Martinez and Dharik Mallapragrada first met on opposite sides of a sponsored research project through the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). They worked together to define a project to study the long-term evolution of the electricity sector in India and the impacts of technological and...

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MIT News | Feb 10, 2021
Scientists observe reduction in emissions of banned ozone-depleting chemical after unexpected spike

A potent ozone-depleting chemical whose emissions unexpectedly spiked in recent years has quickly dropped back to much lower levels, putting the recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer back on track, according to a new study by scientists at MIT, the University of Bristol, and other...

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MIT News | Jan 28, 2021

The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium launches with 13 company members to work with MIT on innovation in climate and sustainability

Launched today, the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) convenes an alliance of leaders from a broad range of industries and aims to vastly accelerate large-scale, real-world implementation of solutions to address the threat of climate change. The MCSC unites similarly motivated,...

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MIT News | Jan 28, 2021

Former US energy secretary discusses opportunities and challenges with MITEI Director Robert Armstrong

Climate and energy are two key areas on the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda. Here, Robert C. Armstrong, director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), asks Ernest J. Moniz — professor emeritus post-tenure, MITEI’s founding director, special advisor to MIT President Rafael Reif, and former U...