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MIT News | Feb 14, 2022

MIT Joint Program research scientists are co-investigators on one-third of the selected projects, with a focus on decarbonizing complex industries and preparing for climate extremes. (MIT News)

All-carbon buildings, climate-resilient crops, and new tools to improve the prediction of extreme weather events are just a few of the 27 bold, interdisciplinary research projects selected as finalists from a field of almost 100 proposals in the first MIT Climate Grand Challenges competition....

News Brief

The MIT Joint Program uses MGHPCC computing resources to make projections of future risks to the sustainability of energy, food, water and climate systems under different policy scenarios (MGHPCC)

Geared towards enabling decision-makers in the public and private sectors to better assess environmental and economic risks, and the associated costs and benefits of potential courses of action, the program's 2021 Global Change Outlook report, prepared ahead of COP26, provides its latest...

In The News
Associated Press | Feb 07, 2022

MIT Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly suggests some avenues for improvement (Associated Press, Washington Post)

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the world’s largest companies are failing to take significant enough steps to meet their pledges to vastly reduce the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions in the decades ahead.

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MIT Energy Initiative | Feb 03, 2022

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev and other speakers call for rapid deployment of integrated strategies to meet global energy needs and mitigate climate change (MIT Energy Initiative)


In The News
Institutional Investor | Feb 01, 2022

Wellington, Schroders and others are taking a more activist approach to managing their environmentally-sustainable funds (Institutional Investor) (Additional coverage: Pensions & Investments)

A small, but growing number of asset managers that run environmentally-sustainable funds are no longer simply lobbying for incremental changes like better disclosure. Instead, they’re becoming much more active, engaging and pressuring firms to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and...

In The News
United Nations | Jan 31, 2022

Study shows how a carbon tax can both accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and not hurt low-income households (United Nations)

A new UN video on climate change explains how carbon pricing can help advance a transition to a low-carbon future. The video features an MIT Joint Program/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study in the journal Climate Change Economics showing how a carbon tax can both accelerate...

Jan 31, 2022

A new UN video on climate change explains how carbon pricing can help advance a transition to a low-carbon future. The video features an MIT Joint Program/National Renewable Energy Laboratoray (NREL) study in the journal Climate Change Economics showing how a carbon tax can both accelerate...

News Release
Jan 26, 2022
Focus on transition risks complements Wellington's existing physical-risk capability

BOSTON, January 27, 2022—Wellington Management and the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today announced the formation of a climate change research collaboration. The alliance will bolster Wellington’s current research on the...

Around Campus
MIT Energy Initiative | Jan 24, 2022

New MITEI consortium focuses on speeding the energy transition, engaging with industrial leaders to deploy clean energy advances at scale

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has launched a new research consortium — the Future Energy Systems Center — to address the climate crisis and the role energy systems can play in solving it. This integrated effort engages researchers from across all of MIT to help the global community reach its...

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Inaugural MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Journalism Fellows reflect on their experiences telling local climate stories (ESI)

Last summer, Nora Hertel, a reporter for the St. Cloud Times in central Minnesota, visited a farm just northeast of the Twin Cities run by the Native American-led nonprofit Dream of Wild Health. The farm raises a mix of vegetables and flowering plants, and has a particular focus on cultivating...