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Apr 13, 2022
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Apr 13, 2022
Earth Day release underscores the program's mission to advance a sustainable, prosperous world

First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual observance on April 22 that promotes the need for environmental protection. Earth Day now comprises multiple events around the world under the coordination of The official theme for this year's Earth Day is Invest In Our Planet, To that...

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MIT School of Science | Apr 13, 2022

To put global climate modeling at the fingertips of local decision-makers, some scientists think it’s time to rethink the system from scratch. Five Joint Program-affiliated researchers will help advance an MIT Climate Grand Challenges flagship project to do just that. (MIT School of Science)

On Monday, MIT announced five multiyear flagship projects in the first-ever Climate Grand Challenges, a new initiative to tackle complex climate problems and deliver breakthrough solutions to the world as quickly as possible. This article is the first in a five-part series highlighting the most...

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MIT News | Apr 11, 2022
MIT announces five flagship projects in first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition

The portfolio of multiyear projects focuses on delivering breakthrough solutions.

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Apr 07, 2022

Uncertainty quantification of socio-economic outcomes can be combined with scenario discovery techniques to explore a full range of outcomes and provide insight into associated likelihoods while also identifying individual scenarios of interest. This unique approach quantifies multi-sector risks...

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MIT News | Apr 07, 2022
New study reveals multiple pathways for a successful energy transition by 2050

When the 2015 Paris Agreement set a long-term goal of keeping global warming “well below two degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels” to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it did not specify how its nearly 200 signatory nations could collectively achieve that goal. Each nation...

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MIT News | Apr 07, 2022

Faculty leaders highlight innovations that can close longstanding knowledge gaps and reimagine how the world responds to the climate crisis

Note: This is the final article in a four-part interview series featuring the work of the 27 MIT Climate Grand Challenges finalist teams, which received a total of $2.7 million in startup funding to advance their projects. This month, the Institute will name a subset of the finalists as...

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Apr 05, 2022
Key takeaways from the XLIV (44th) MIT Global Change Forum

To avert the worst impacts of climate change, from extreme flooding to devastating droughts, the world will need to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to the latest United Nations IPCC Report on the Earth’s climate system. Achieving that goal means that by around 2050, the...

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MIT Joint Program | Mar 31, 2022
MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev explores technology and policy options at international energy symposium

Currently, there is no magic bullet for fossil fuels—no one energy technology that can provide a cheap and reliable alternative capable of supporting the world’s growing energy needs. Instead, decision-makers looking to lower greenhouse gas emissions must choose from an expansive menu of...