500-year floods. Persistent droughts and heat waves. More devastating wildfires. As these and other planetary perils become more commonplace, they pose serious risks to natural, managed and built environments around the world. Assessing the magnitude of these risks over multiple decades and...
In 2013, more than 100 nations sought to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury with the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Two years later, nearly 200 nations aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Commentary cites Joint Program Report highlighting the need for diverse energy resources to power the grid (Washington Examiner)
by Lynn Good
| January 13, 2020 12:00 AM
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When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk their talk. A case in point is the Paris Agreement initiated four years ago. Nearly 200 signatory nations submitted voluntary pledges to cut their contribution to the world’s greenhouse gas...
Climate change is a global threat, but solutions involve a superhuman level of sacrifice and awareness, says MIT Sloan’s Christopher Knittel
Climate change: Most of the world agrees it’s a danger, but how do we conquer it? What’s holding us back? Christopher Knittel, professor of applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, laid out five of the biggest challenges in a recent interview.
In aftermath of COP25, MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for heightened efforts to inform the public of what's at stake in the climate crisis (The Hill)
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MIT Joint Program research assistant Erin Smith discussed the role of economics and policy in scaling up low-carbon energy technologies
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