February 23, 2023
Convening for climate risks monitoring in Mocoa, Colombia

A series of drone test flights and community events in Mocoa, Colombia, have pushed to the next phase a project by ESI and partners to monitor the city and surrounding forest for climate change-related landslide risks.

February 6, 2023
Rescuing small plastics from the waste stream

In collaboration with ESI, PhD student Alexis Hocken is working with manufacturers to keep their products from literally falling through the cracks in the recycling process.

January 6, 2023
ESI launches Climate Justice Program

The Environmental Solutions Initiative launched the MIT-ESI Climate Justice Program at an afternoon workshop with MIT faculty and staff.

December 15, 2022
ESI champions natural climate and community solutions in Latin America at UP Symposium in Brazil

The event united MIT, Universidade Positivo, and scientists across Latin America around a framework for socially beneficial climate action and biodiversity conservation in carbon-rich ecosystems.

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.

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