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The Energy Collective | Nov 06, 2017

"A serious commitment to long-run climate goals requires we stay focused on planning for a zero-carbon world," writes MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly in The Energy Collective.

November 6, 2017 by Energy @ MIT 

The oil industry is pinning its hopes on natural gas. To hear oil executives tell it, natural gas is a veritable “bridge between a fossil fuel past and a carbon-free future,” as Bloomberg News put it recently.

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MIT Climate Action | Oct 26, 2017

HIghlights from around the Institute include recent Joint Program developments


October 20, 2017

MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change was released two years ago, in October 2015. This update provides highlights on climate action at MIT since last year. (Highlights from 2016 can be found here.)

Highlights from around the Institute

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MIT News | Oct 23, 2017

Atmospheric chemist takes on pollutants and the global treaties written to control them

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office  October 22, 2017

In 1995, the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Program called for a united, global effort to reduce persistent organic pollutants (POPs) — synthetic chemicals such as PCBs, DDT, and dioxins. The compounds were known to...

News Release
Oct 19, 2017
Presentations to center on Earth system science, infrastructure resilience and air quality

More than 20 researchers and affiliates of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change are scheduled to convene and chair two sessions and deliver or contribute to 21 oral or poster presentations at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 Fall Meeting on December 11-15 in...

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Oct 19, 2017
MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly serves as expert and panelist in two HUBweek events

Perched on a circle of chairs in a well-lit room in an office building across from Boston City Hall Plaza on a Friday morning, 15 adults of all ages explored how best to enable citizens of Greater Boston to confront the risks posed by climate change.

Around Campus
MIT News | Oct 13, 2017

With IPL support, MIT Associate Professor Noelle Selin led a delegation of MIT researchers to the first conference on the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Dan Pomeroy | International Policy Lab  October 12, 2017

The International Policy Lab (IPL) within the Center for International Studies has issued its third Institute-wide call for proposals. The IPL helps leading MIT researchers develop the policy implications of their research and ...

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Oct 11, 2017
Study estimates Earth’s capacity to store captured carbon

Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggest that carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be a cost-effective strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with climate change, particularly in the power...

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University of Bristol | Oct 10, 2017

MIT Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn, a co-author of the study in Nature Communications, stresses the need for countries to accurately and transparently quantify their greenhouse gas emissions

Atmospheric methane concentrations over South Asia measured by the GOSAT satellite

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Press release issued: 10 October 2017

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Bloomberg/AP: MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek comments on the impact of Ethiopian dam on Egypt's water supply


October 2, 2017, 2:05 AM EDT October 2, 2017, 2:11 AM EDT

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MIT News | Sep 29, 2017

Michael Bloomberg will deliver keynote address

Office of the Vice President for Research  September 29, 2017

MIT will host a summit this December to highlight the regional leadership of the northeast U.S. and eastern Canada in responding to climate change and to explore strategies for building on that leadership.