July 15, 2021
Three questions on sustainability education with Liz Potter-Nelson

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in environment and sustainability education.


July 15, 2021
Designing exploratory robots that collect data for marine scientists

Victoria Preston, a 2021 Martin Fellow for Sustainability, programs robots to collect environmental data in waterways.


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.


June 3, 2021
Climate, security, and racial justice: Biden’s opportunity to advance U.S. Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

In this op ed, ESI's Luis Gilberto Murillo and Caroline White-Nockleby argue for U.S. backing for collective land titling for indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Latin America, to advance both regional goals and America's climate agenda.


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.


May 17, 2021
The socio-environmental complexities of renewable energy

MIT SHASS interviews doctoral student and ESI collaborator Caroline White-Nockleby about social and economic effects of renewable energy.


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 23, 2021
From entrepreneur to climate policy advocate

With the ESI Rapid Response Group, rising senior Kiara Wahnschafft has used MIT climate research to write briefs for Massachusetts and federal policymakers.


April 15, 2021
Reflections on the First Earth Day, 51 Years Later

To mark the 51st Earth Day, ESI research collaborator Harvey Michaels reflects on his experience at the first Earth Day in 1970.


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.

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