Climate & Environment

Research focused on energy’s impact on climate and the environment and how the sector’s negative impacts on both can be mitigated

Clouds over the Arctic Ocean Credit: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

As a key focus of MIT's Plan for Action on Climate Change, climate and environmental research is also a focus at MITEI.

During the 2015 Paris climate talks, members of the MIT community reflected on global climate and energy challenges and solutions, and the potential for the summit to bring the world closer to a low-carbon energy future. We shared news and insights before, during, and after COP21.




Technology and policy pathways to Paris Agreement goals

MIT reports advance practical emissions reduction strategies at the regional and country level

MIT at COP24 in Katowice, Poland

Events and activities of the MIT delegation

New system recovers fresh water from power plants; prototype installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant