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That's what's needed in order for the Paris Agreement to succeed, argues Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry D. Jacoby (World Resources Institute) 

Anchoring Long-Term Strategy in Near-Term Action
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MIT News | Dec 10, 2018
Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level

Now convening in Katowice, Poland, amid dire warnings from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius and the National Climate Assessment about the pace of climate change and severity of its impacts, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework...

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In The News
Associated Press | Dec 06, 2018

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly comments in Associated Press news story


The Associated Press

Posted: Dec 05, 2018 01:58 PM EST

Updated: Dec 05, 2018 01:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

The Conversation | Dec 04, 2018

Meeting the Paris 2°C goal requires a dramatic turnaround in emissions in the very near future, argue Joint Program researchers Henry Jacoby and Jennifer Morris in The Conversation

A mounting sense of urgency will greet negotiators as they arrive at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland. In 2015, after 20 years of trying and failing to reach a global accord on climate-changing emissions, 195 nations hammered out a deal, the Paris Agreement, that...

In The News
Wired | Nov 30, 2018

Noelle Selin comments on mercury pollution and its adverse impacts (Wired)


LAST WEEK, DIPLOMATS from over 150 countries flew to Geneva to discuss how to reduce human-made emissions. No, not that kind. These suits want to cut mercury pollution.

Nov 28, 2018

Figures from the MIT Joint Program 2018 Food, Water, Energy & Climate Outlook.

Around Campus
MIT News | Nov 28, 2018

New generating plant, building retrofits, and progress in metering energy use represent ongoing gains

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  November 27, 2018

Despite a challenging year marked by a colder-than-usual winter and the construction of major new campus buildings, MIT has continued its progress toward its declared goal of reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent by...

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MIT News | Nov 13, 2018
MIT Joint Program workshop explores risks and opportunities for the agriculture sector

When it comes to global change, agriculture cuts both ways. Subject to the vicissitudes of global climate change, population and economic growth, the cultivation of crops and livestock alters atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming greenhouse gases and also contributes to pollution of...

In The News • China Energy & Climate Project
Technology Review | Nov 09, 2018

A more flexible, responsive grid is needed to boost renewable electricity in China, says Joint Program faculty affiliate Valerie Karplus (Technology Review)

But are the country’s next-generation power lines a clean-power play or a global power move?

by James Temple

November 8, 2018