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The Climate Project at MIT
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MIT News | Feb 08, 2024

Richard Lester describes an emerging new initiative that will back climate efforts at the Institute and find outside partnerships to drive actionable innovation (MIT News) (Related: Letter to the MIT Community)

MIT is preparing a major campus-wide effort to develop technological, behavioral, and policy solutions to some of the toughest problems now impeding an effective global climate response. The Climate Project at MIT, as the new enterprise is known, includes new arrangements for promoting cross-...

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
In The News | Feb 08, 2024

EV's higher manufacturing emissions are more than offset by their lower operational emissions, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (


Electric Vehicles Contribute Fewer Emissions Than Gasoline-Powered Cars Over Their Lifetimes

By Catalina Jaramillo

Posted on February 7, 2024

The closing plenary at COP28
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MIT delegates share observations and insights from the largest-ever UN climate conference (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research) (Related: MIT Joint Program at COP28)

ith 85,000 delegates, the 2023 United Nations climate change conference, known as COP28, was the largest U.N. climate conference in history. It was held at the end of the hottest year in recorded history. And after 12 days of negotiations, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, it produced a decision that...

:A new map shows which U.S. counties have the highest concentration of jobs that could be affected by the transition to renewable energy, based on new research by Christopher Knittel, the George P. Shultz Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kailin Graham, of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
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MIT News | Feb 06, 2024

A county-by-county study shows where the U.S. job market will evolve most during the move to clean energy (MIT News)

A new analysis by MIT researchers shows the places in the U.S. where jobs are most linked to fossil fuels. The research could help policymakers better identify and support areas affected over time by a switch to renewable energy.


While many of the places most potentially affected...

Donald Trump
The Hill | Jan 26, 2024

The climate consequences could be serious, MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and co-authors warn (The Hill)

What might a second Trump presidency mean for Earth’s climate system?  

Our answer to this question is based on our own experiences in climate science. We routinely use observational data, theoretical understanding, and computer models to disentangle human and natural effects on global...

Susan Solomon wins VinFuture Award for Female Innovators
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The award recognizes Solomon’s contributions to understanding ozone depletion and the creation of the Montreal Protocol (MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences)

Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies Susan Solomon has been awarded the 2023 VinFuture Award for Female Innovators.

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MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev describes climate risk drivers and how MIT researchers are forecasting their impacts on businesses (MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium)

At the MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium’s recent member meetings, member companies came together with the MIT community to share and amplify their brainpower and drive toward specificity when it comes to developing scalable solutions to climate change. This two-day event, held...

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MIT News | Jan 24, 2024

Using New York as a test case, the model predicts flooding at the level experienced during Hurricane Sandy will occur roughly every 30 years by the end of this century (MIT News)

Coastal cities and communities will face more frequent major hurricanes with climate change in the coming years. To help prepare coastal cities against future storms, MIT scientists have developed a method to predict how much flooding a coastal community is likely to experience as hurricanes...

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Insights, news, projects, publications and other developments at the MIT Joint Program
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New advisory panel to provide essential guidance on current climate data best practices and needs (Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs)



Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Office of Climate Science (OCS)