November 30, 2022
Invisible no longer: the Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change (AIFCC) at COP 27

The Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change (AIFCC), in collaboration with ESI, convened leaders from around the Americas and the world at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.


November 9, 2022
Mining for the clean energy transition

The MIT Conference on Mining, Environment, and Society convened academics, industry, government officials and NGOs to discuss the environmental and social challenges of supplying the materials for solar, batteries, the electric grid and more.


November 3, 2022
Three questions on music and climate engagement with Supreetha Krishnan and Sara Wilson

Introducing our two new team members who are working to create and deploy climate engagement experiences at music festivals.


October 26, 2022
Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change meets to set direction for its second year

The Environmental Solutions Initiative celebrated the first year of the Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change (AIFCC) at the Colombian Embassy in Washington, DC, this October 12.


October 11, 2022
Get to know Marcela Angel, ESI’s Research Director for Natural Climate Solutions

Marcela speaks to Kyanite Partners about her childhood in Bogotá and her projects at the intersections of computing, urban planning, natural climate solutions and environmental justice.


September 21, 2022
Three questions on teaching environmental justice with Chris Rabe

An introduction to our new Postdoctoral Associate in Environmental and Sustainability Education, and the projects he will undertake with the MIT undergraduate curriculum.


September 16, 2022
Artificial intelligence for urban biodiversity mapping

ESI's ECO-LENS project will equip two cities in the Colombian rainforest with new AI tools for mapping their green spaces and undertaking sustainable urban planning.


September 2, 2022
Three questions on climate justice with Briana Meier

An introduction to our newest postdoctoral associate exploring new partnerships for climate justice.


June 3, 2022
Biodiversity and Cities Summer Fellows

Jimena Muzio, MCP ’23, and Daniela Castillo, MCP ’23, will join the ESI as Biodiversity and Cities Summer Fellows.


April 15, 2022
4.s23 Biodiversity and Cities: a Perspective for Colombian Cities Trip

ESI, in collaboration with the Vice-Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, Nicolás Galarza Sánchez, and supported by MIT Latin American Office conducted a week-long fieldwork in Bogotá and Quibdó for the class “Biodiversity and Cities: a Perspective for Colombian Cities”.


March 10, 2022
Three Questions on Environmental Education with Sylvia Scharf

Sylvia Scharf, ESI's Climate Education Specialist, shares her experiences and thoughts on environmental education in our latest "Three Questions" feature.


January 12, 2022
Three Questions on Energy Justice with Yiran He

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in energy justice and transitions.

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