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News Release
Apr 18, 2019
Study shows how Brazil could meet Paris climate goals at minimum cost

As the largest economy in Latin America and the seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions—primarily from agriculture (32%), land-use change and deforestation (28%) and fossil fuel consumption (27.7%)—Brazil plays a key role in global climate negotiations.

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Insights, news, projects, publications and other developments at the MIT Joint Program

Growing demands on natural resources underscore need for risk assessment and response

Around Campus
MIT News | Apr 11, 2019

In MIT talk, Lord Nicholas Stern calls the next 20 years “absolutely defining” for society

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office  April 11, 2019

Prominent economist and policymaker Lord Nicholas Stern delivered a strong warning about the dangers of climate change in a talk at MIT on Tuesday, calling the near future “defining” and urging a rapid overhaul of the economy to reach net...

XLII Global Change Forum
News Release
Apr 10, 2019
Key takeaways from the XLII (42nd) MIT Global Change Forum

The pace of global change poses multiple risks to communities and ecosystems, but also presents unprecedented opportunities to address those risks and cultivate a more resilient and prosperous future.

In The News

Joint Program extreme-weather-event modeling method featured in Scientific Computing World article on weather prediction

In The News
Washington Post | Mar 26, 2019

Climate policies around the globe remain woefully inadequate, says MIT CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling (Washington Post)

“We are headed for disaster, and nobody seems to be able to slow things down,” a Stanford University professor said.

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MIT News | Mar 20, 2019

Maike Sonnewald adapts a method that identifies areas of the global ocean with similar physics, revealing global dynamical regimes

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS  March 20, 2019

Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make global generalizations.

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Technology Review | Mar 19, 2019

Susan Solomon’s research pinpointed how CFCs caused the Antarctic ozone hole—and later showed that the Montreal Protocol is helping to mend it. She’s convinced we can make progress on addressing climate change, too. (Technology Review)

by Amanda Schaffer February 27, 2019
News Brief
Mar 11, 2019
Studies advance natural resource risk assessment, economic modeling and infrastructure resilience

MIT Joint Program researchers have recently won awards and honors for two peer-reviewed journal papers, a Joint Program Report and a PhD thesis.

In The News
PolitiFact | Mar 08, 2019

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly: Climate change one of multiple factors making wildfires, and hence air quality, worse (PolitiFact)

By Tom Kertscher on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.