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May 2021
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MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

 

Global Snapshot

The latest news from the MIT Joint Program

 

NEWS RELEASES

Negative emissions, positive economy

How bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) could help stabilize the climate without breaking the bank

 

Can U.S. states afford to meet net-zero emissions targets by 2050?

In the Northeast, Canadian hydropower could make it so

mitigation of CO2 emissions from international shipping through national allocation

Allocating CO2 to the “owner country” best meets equity and effectiveness criteria (Commentary: Boston University)

Collaborators in climate action

Symposium highlights ambitious goals of MIT–industry research targeting technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (MIT Energy Initiative)

 

in the news

COVID-19 AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN THE MOVE TOWARD NET ZERO EMISSIONS

An interview with Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly (Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Social Impact Review)

DID THE PANDEMIC SHOW US THAT WE CAN CUT CARBON EMISSIONS? SORT OF.

If the pandemic revealed what could be considered low-hanging fruit in the climate fight, it also highlighted the sheer scope of the problem. (NBC News)

CLEANING UP ELECTRICITY

A federal energy efficiency and clean electricity standard is doable, but getting one through Congress won’t be easy (The American Prospect)

IN BIDEN CLIMATE SHOW, WATCH FOR CAJOLING, CONFLICT, PATHOS

Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby comments (Associated Press) (Related: AP)

 

AROUND CAMPUS

PRESIDENT REIF URGES TWO-TRACK STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE GLOBAL CLIMATE GOALS IN 30 YEARS

In a Boston Globe op-ed, MIT’s president argues that the US must invest in new breakthroughs while also deploying all available tools today

THE HUMAN SCALE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Janelle Knox-Hayes explores link between values, sustainable practices

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