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News Release
MIT News | Jan 17, 2020
Workshop highlights how MIT research can guide adaptation at local, regional and national scales

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...

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News Release • China Energy & Climate Project
Jan 17, 2020
How concurrent climate and air pollution policies could prove a win-win combination

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.

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In The News
Washington Examiner | Jan 13, 2020

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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News Release
MIT Energy Initiative | Jan 06, 2020

MIT participants discuss their COP25 impressions and projects

Credit: Suzanne Greene

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News Release
MIT News | Jan 06, 2020
How the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years

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...

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Around Campus

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.

Commentary
The Hill | Dec 21, 2019

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)

BY RICHARD RICHELS, GARY YOHE AND HENRY D. JACOBY, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 12/20/19 12:00 PM EST  430

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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News Release
MIT Energy Initiative | Dec 21, 2019

MIT Joint Program research assistant Erin Smith discussed the role of economics and policy in scaling up low-carbon energy technologies

CHARLIE WOLFSON    ·    DECEMBER 20, 2019    ·     MITEI

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