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MIT News | Apr 16, 2021
In the Northeast, Canadian hydropower could make it so

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently passed a climate bill that sets a target of net-zero emissions for the state by the year 2050. The bill is one of several successful legislative efforts in Northeastern states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 to 100 percent by...

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Allocating CO2 to the “owner country” best meets equity and effectiveness criteria (Commentary: Boston University)

International ships carry roughly 90 percent of global trade by volume and produce more CO2 emissions annually than Saudi Arabia, at two percent of of global emissions.

Despite this, neither international treaties nor domestic policies control CO2 emissions from international maritime...

News Release
MIT News | Apr 04, 2021
How bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) could help stabilize the climate without breaking the bank

The long-term goals of the Paris Agreement—keeping global warming well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change—may not be achievable by greenhouse gas emissions-reduction measures alone. Most scenarios for meeting these targets also require the...

In The News

 An interview with Dr. John M. Reilly (Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Social Impact Review)

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: COVID-19 as a Catalyst for Change in the Move Towards Net Zero Emissions - An Interview with Dr. John M. Reilly

In The News
CNBC/Total | Mar 23, 2021

Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly featured in CNBC/Total advertorial

News Brief
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

News Release
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

News Release
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...