April 23, 2024
Concluding the ESI’S Two-Year Pilot Project in Mocoa, Colombia

After a devastating landslide in 2017, DECCA (Drones for Equitable Climate Change Adaptation) aimed to develop a community-based planning and participatory risk management model with the development of technological tools for landslide monitoring.

April 17, 2024
How Do You Bridge Divides in Climate Change Conversations? A Q+A with Ben Stillerman, Deb Roy, and Laur Hesse Fisher

This Earth Month, the ESI is co-hosting a film screening and discussion about climate change, belief, and talking with people you don't agree with.

March 25, 2024
A Refreshed MIT Climate Primer to Better Serve Students, Educators, and the “Climate Curious”

The first major changes to the Climate Science, Risk & Solutions page have been made this month.

March 13, 2024
The ESI’s Angélica Mayolo Invited to Provide Technical Support as City Advisor for the Biodiversity COP (COP 16) in Cali, Colombia

Mayolo, who is an MIT MLK Fellow and a consultant for the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative leading the Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change, seeks to "make the region the protagonist of the COP."

February 22, 2024
Science, Technology, and Environmental Justice: Addressing MIT’s Imperative of Justice in the Classroom

The ESI offered a course during the 2024 IAP session to tackle the deficiency of climate and environmental justice (CEJ) content within MIT’s STEM departments.

February 10, 2024
Music Industry Leaders Tune in to Climate Solutions at Sustainability Summit

At North America's first climate summit for the music industry, leaders shared solutions related to transportation, food, waste, advocacy, and clean energy.

January 26, 2024
Local Journalism is a Critical “Gate” to Engage Americans on Climate Change

A "gate" is a conversational entry point about climate impacts and solutions, but it doesn't have to be climate-specific.

January 11, 2024
The Climate, Environment, and Sustainability Infusion Fellowship (CESIF): An Interim Update with Initial Findings

As CESIF nears its halfway point, the ESI's Chris Rabe explains the fellowship’s structure and how research questions have been addressed thus far.

January 5, 2024
Exploring the Intersection of Climate Justice and Computing in the Social, Ethical, and Responsibility for Computing (SERC) Program

The program addresses the climate impacts and injustices of computing, as well as the corresponding gap in computing education.

December 15, 2023
Advancing Natural Climate and Community Solutions at COP28

The ESI's Marcela Angel and Angelica Mayolo made meaningful contributions at COP28.

December 6, 2023
Three Questions on Carbon Markets with Jimena Muzio

Muzio brings a range of experiences — from working in Argentina’s non-profit and government sectors to serving as a research assistant at the MIT Center for Real Estate — to her position as a research associate at the ESI.

November 29, 2023
Creating Climate Art as a Participatory Design Research Method

At a Climate Art Night, researchers of the ESI’s Climate Machine sought to examine people's relationship with and attitudes towards the environment, and determine how those results could be used to inform design for pro-environmental behaviors.

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