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March 2022
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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

CAN THE WORLD MEET GLOBAL CLIMATE TARGETS WITHOUT COORDINATED GLOBAL ACTION?

Growing demand for an energy transition could move the needle, but not far enough

FIRST-EVER CLIMATE GRAND CHALLENGES RECOGNIZES 27 FINALISTS

MIT Joint Program research scientists are co-investigators on one-third of the selected projects, with a focus on decarbonizing complex industries and preparing for climate extremes. (MIT News)

MITEI 2021 ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ADDRESSES "GETTING TO NET-ZERO BY 2050"

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev and other speakers call for rapid deployment of integrated strategies to meet global energy needs and mitigate climate change (MIT Energy Initiative)

COMPUTING GLOBAL CHANGE

The MIT Joint Program uses MGHPCC computing resources to make projections of future risks to the sustainability of energy, food, water and climate systems under different policy scenarios (MGHPCC)

 

in the news

REPORT: CORPORATE CLIMATE PLEDGES ARE WEAKER THAN THEY SEEM

MIT Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly suggests some avenues for improvement (Associated Press, Washington Post)

 

CORN-BASED ETHANOL MAY BE WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN GASOLINE, A NEW STUDY FINDS 

Long touted as a renewable fuel emitting 20% fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, ethanol’s emissions may be 24% higher. If verified, one expert said the finding shows ethanol failed spectacularly. (Inside Climate News)

 

HOW THE INDUSTRY'S FASTEST GROWING SECTOR IS PUSHING MANAGERS TO CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR

Wellington, Schroders and others are taking a more activist approach to managing their environmentally-sustainable funds (Institutional Investor) (Additional coverage: Pensions & Investments)

 

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