January 2023
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Global Changes - Fall 2022 Newsletter

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

A healthy wind

Health benefits of using wind energy instead of fossil fuels could quadruple if the most polluting power plants are selected for dialing down, new study finds (MIT News) (Coverage: US News & World Report, HealthDayThe HIllThe Verge)

A targeted approach to reducing the health impacts of crop residue burning in India

Study shows how small-scale actions could improve air quality and health outcomes

MIT Joint Program at COP27

Reducing methane emissions is the fastest way to lower global temperatures in the near term

A breakthrough on “loss and damage,” but also disappointment, at UN climate conference

Delegates from MIT attended COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where international climate negotiations went down to the wire (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)


in the news

‘I was just blown away’: State report shows climate change will take massive toll on Mass. without urgent action

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director C. Adam Schlosser served on report's Climate Science Review Panel; Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek served on its Climate Assessment Consultant Team (Boston Globe)

BEVs and FCEVs Can Meet Paris Agreement Goals

Policymakers and manufacturers are working toward building new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of cars (Power Electronics News)



Advancing the energy transition amidst global crises

MIT Energy Initiative Annual Research Conference highlights both opportunities and obstacles in the race to a net-zero future (MIT Energy Initiative)

3 Questions: Robert Stoner unpacks US climate and infrastructure laws

MIT Energy Initiative deputy director takes stock of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, and their potential impacts on the energy transition (MIT Energy Initiative)

Using game engines and “twins” to co-create stories of climate futures

Inaugural WORLDING workshops matched world-class climate story teams with relevant labs and researchers across MIT (Open Documentary Lab)

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