February 1, 2023
Introducing the 2023 ESI Journalism Fellows

Our second class of Journalism Fellows will produce longform reporting on the local impacts of climate change and solutions from New England to the Southwest.


January 9, 2023
ClimateSocrates Help Desk arms teachers with climate change knowledge

The Environmental Solutions Initiative has partnered with SubjectToClimate to introduce a help desk for educators called “ClimateSocrates.”


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.


December 14, 2022
Marcela Angel: “We have to bridge the gap between academia and territory.”

(Spanish language) ESI Research Program Director Marcela Angel speaks with El País about nature-based approaches to mitigating climate change.


December 9, 2022
Plastics recycling misses the point. Here’s what we can try next.

On plastic pollution, "[There's] no silver bullet, there isn't going to be one technical advance that's going to fix the problem," ESI's Christopher Noble tells CNET.


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 9, 2022
Norhan Bayomi, inspired by Hollywood icon, takes on climate change

The ESI researcher, entrepreneur and DJ founded Lamarr.AI to employ artificial intelligence, aerial robotics and cloud computing to rapidly diagnose the performance of building envelopes.


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 20, 2022
Learn Climate with Open MIT Resources

ESI and our colleagues across MIT are building a collection of freely available, open resources to both learn and teach about climate change, from many angles and in many fields of knowledge.

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