August 13, 2020
Rapidly Responding in a Complex World

This summer, the newly-formed ESI Rapid Response Group produced state of the art synopses, fact sheets, talking points, research agendas, Op-Eds, panel discussions, information pieces and more.


August 4, 2020
MIT and Wyoming Explore Energy and Climate Solutions

Members of Wyoming’s government and public university met with MIT researchers to discuss climate-friendly economic growth.


July 7, 2020
Innovations in environmental training for the mining industry

ESI collaborated with multinational mining company Vale to bring sustainability education to young engineering professionals in Brazil.


May 12, 2020
New interactive website leads the public through the knowns and unknowns of climate change

ESI partnered with Prof. Kerry Emanuel and the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research to create an online climate primer with a clear story and loads of interactive bonus material.


January 21, 2020
Modelling marine microplastics: international workshop explores new challenges

A November conference at MIT brought together world experts in theoretical and numerical modelling to consider the problem of microplastic pollution.


December 18, 2019
MIT students ask local climate activists about the hard work of politics and persuasion

The student-moderated panel "Overcoming Challenges of Climate Policy" covered street protests, campus campaigns, voter mobilization, lobbying and more.


November 15, 2019
Inside ESI’s “Modelling Plastics in the Oceans” Workshop

The ESI Plastics and the Environment Program convened a workshop of modellers and field researchers at MIT to discuss the behavior of plastic pollution in oceans and waterways.


September 25, 2019
A Renewable Welcome

ESI was part of a joint effort to distribute hundreds of reusable water bottles to new students at MIT orientation, while educating them about water issues.


September 18, 2019
Negotiating for the Future at SimPlanet

Resident science writer Rachel Fritts sits down at SimPlanet to learn what mix of policies can keep climate change within livable limits - and what interests might stand in the way.


September 12, 2019
Reaching climate solutions through negotiation

At ESI's “SimPlanet” event, students test-drive a new computer simulation to reveal outcomes of different policy decisions on climate change.


May 3, 2019
MIT podcast breaks down the facts on climate change

ESI's TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) podcast demystifies the science, technology, and policy surrounding climate change in 10-minute episodes.


May 1, 2019
Climate Night 2019

ESI hosted MIT's first Climate Night, bringing VP for Research Maria Zuber to the stage to discuss how the Institute is reaching outside its walls on climate issues.

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