Climate Policy

Today’s climate challenge requires policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and to prepare populations and infrastructure for the impacts of climate change through adaptation.

The goal of our studies in this area is to ensure that any proposed policy is realistic and without unintended consequences. Toward that end, our research aims to delineate the economic and climatic impacts of different policy decisions.

In an effort to inform decision-makers about the benefits and costs of different approaches, we are continuing to study carbon taxes, regulations and cap-and-trade systems in the U.S., Europe and China, and expanding our coverage to other regions such as Africa, South America and Asia.

To learn how your organization can benefit from funding our research, please visit the Joint Program Sponsorship page. 

Publications

Special Report
Paltsev, S., M. Mehling, N. Winchester, J. Morris and K. Ledvina (2018). MIT Joint Program Special Report, [PDF]
Special Report
Paltsev, S., M. Mehling, N. Winchester, J. Morris and K. Ledvina (2018). MIT Joint Program Special Report, [PDF]
Journal Article
Komurcu, M., K.A. Emanuel, M. Huber and R.P. Acosta (2018). Earth and Space Science, online first (doi: 10.1029/2018EA000426)

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People

Administration, Faculty
MIT Energy Initiative; Joint Program
Administration, Faculty
Sloan; Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program; MIT Energy Initiative
Faculty
Economics; CEEPR
Collaborators
Joint Program
Faculty
Sloan; Joint Program
Faculty, Alumni
Sloan; Joint Program
Research staff, Alumni
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program; MITEI