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News Brief
Dec 18, 2018
Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev and CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling interviewed in MIT Energy Initiative podcasts during COP24 in Katowice, Poland

MIT Energy Initiative Communications Director Emily Dahl produced two podcasts during COP24 in Katowice, Poland:


Podcast: Climate policy paths for Latin American and Asian nations


News Release
MIT News | Dec 14, 2018

At UN Climate Change Conference, MIT researchers share knowledge and tools to help nations meet Paris Agreement targets

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative  December 13, 2018

Emily Dahl of the MIT Energy Initiative filed this report from the 2018 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, which runs Dec. 3 - 14.

For the past two weeks, climate negotiations at the 2018 United Nations Climate...

News Release
MIT News | Dec 13, 2018
Study projects dramatic increase in annual high-heat days in the U.S. Northeast by century’s end

Long-term assessment of likely regional and local climate impacts is critical to enabling municipalities, businesses and regional economies to prepare for potentially damaging and costly effects of climate change—from prolonged droughts to more frequent and intense extreme events such as major...

Around Campus
MIT News | Dec 12, 2018

Scientists and engineers will collaborate in a new Climate Modeling Alliance to advance climate modeling and prediction

School of Science  December 12, 2018

The following news article is adapted from a press release issued by Caltech, in partnership with the MIT School of Science, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Facing the certainty of a changing climate coupled...


That's what's needed in order for the Paris Agreement to succeed, argues Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry D. Jacoby (World Resources Institute) 

Anchoring Long-Term Strategy in Near-Term Action
News Release
MIT News | Dec 10, 2018
Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level

Now convening in Katowice, Poland, amid dire warnings from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius and the National Climate Assessment about the pace of climate change and severity of its impacts, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework...

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In The News
Associated Press | Dec 06, 2018

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly comments in Associated Press news story


The Associated Press

Posted: Dec 05, 2018 01:58 PM EST

Updated: Dec 05, 2018 01:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

The Conversation | Dec 04, 2018

Meeting the Paris 2°C goal requires a dramatic turnaround in emissions in the very near future, argue Joint Program researchers Henry Jacoby and Jennifer Morris in The Conversation

A mounting sense of urgency will greet negotiators as they arrive at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland. In 2015, after 20 years of trying and failing to reach a global accord on climate-changing emissions, 195 nations hammered out a deal, the Paris Agreement, that...

In The News
Wired | Nov 30, 2018

Noelle Selin comments on mercury pollution and its adverse impacts (Wired)


LAST WEEK, DIPLOMATS from over 150 countries flew to Geneva to discuss how to reduce human-made emissions. No, not that kind. These suits want to cut mercury pollution.