October 8, 2021
Three questions on cities and climate change with Norhan Bayomi

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in cities and climate change.


September 30, 2021
Mining, water resources and community relations

The MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) has released a new white paper detailing recent research on conflict over water in regions affected by both and climate change and mining.


September 30, 2021
Minería, recursos hídricos y relaciones comunitarias

La Iniciativa de Soluciones Ambientales del MIT anunció un libro blanco nuevo que detalla una investigación reciente sobre conflicto hídrico en regiones afectadas tanto por el cambio climático como la minería.


September 30, 2021
Covering local climate stories

To connect climate science with local priorities, ESI launched the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Journalism Fellowship in April 2021, supporting new reporting on climate change by local journalists across the U.S. Image credit: Cloganese via Flickr


August 19, 2021
Advancing Land Rights in Colombia

A new ESI white paper examines Colombia's groundbreaking Law 70, a measure for both racial justice and biodiversity conservation that offered collective title to Afro-Colombian lands.


July 9, 2021
Three questions on mining and the environment with Scott Odell

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in the Metals, Minerals & the Environment Program.


July 1, 2021
ESI and Minciencias sign memorandum of understanding

The collaboration with Colombia's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will center on sustainable economic activity within biodiverse regions.


May 20, 2021
ESI and the MIT Climate Action Plan

As MIT reveals its new Plan for Action on Climate Change, the time is right for us to take stock of what we have accomplished on this greatest of all environmental and social challenges, and how we have positioned ourselves to do more.


April 29, 2021
Low-Carbon, Locally

ESI's Here and Real program connects MIT climate research to communities.


April 23, 2021
Protecting and Enhancing Natural Carbon Sinks

There is an urgent need for investment, policy, and technological innovations in natural carbon sequestration and the local communities who can protect and enhance carbon-storing ecosystems.


April 8, 2021
To advance climate action, MIT seeks partnerships beyond industry

Engagement with political, community leaders must be a key part of forthcoming climate action plan, MIT climate leaders say at Climate Engagement Forum.


March 18, 2021
Environmental Solutions Initiative digs into how reliance on coal impacts county, school funding

A new white paper from ESI shows that the shuttering of coal mines in southwestern Pennsylvania is having an outsized impact on local tax revenues, and shale gas can't make up the difference.

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