November 8, 2020
Letter from the Director: “Post-election: getting on with our work,” November 2020

As we look to the next few months and years, the passing of 2020 marks the beginning of the need for rapid annual and decadal global greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

October 26, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Tessa Weiss

Tessa Weiss '20 came to MIT expecting to work in clean energy, but her engagement with climate issues pushed her in a new direction.

October 1, 2020
Revamped MIT Climate Portal aims to inform and empower the public

MIT and ESI announced a dramatic overhaul of the MIT Climate Portal, including new features that provide the public with the best information on climate change direct from scientists and experts.

September 24, 2020
Letter from the Director: “Vote as if _______ Depends on It – Because It Does,” September 2020

ESI Director John E. Fernández on the 2020 election, the climate crisis, justice and democracy.

September 3, 2020
“The Emerald Tutu” wins NSF grant for design to protect Boston’s coastline

The winners of an ESI-sponsored competition to design a future, climate-ready Boston have landed an award to realize their vision.

August 13, 2020
Rapidly Responding in a Complex World

This summer, the newly-formed ESI Rapid Response Group produced state of the art synopses, fact sheets, talking points, research agendas, Op-Eds, panel discussions, information pieces and more.

August 4, 2020
MIT and Wyoming Explore Energy and Climate Solutions

Members of Wyoming’s government and public university met with MIT researchers to discuss climate-friendly economic growth.

July 16, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Gabriela Cazares

Gabriela Cazares '20 is a chemistry major who found the intersections between her chosen field and her interest in the environment, but needed a helping hand to break into the research she was passionate about.

July 7, 2020
Innovations in environmental training for the mining industry

ESI collaborated with multinational mining company Vale to bring sustainability education to young engineering professionals in Brazil.

July 1, 2020
D-Lab moves online, without compromising on impact

With the campus shut down by Covid-19, the spring D-Lab class Water, Climate Change, and Health had to adapt. Now students are working with ESI and other groups to improve MIT's climate action plan, teach climate topics online, and much more.

June 12, 2020
Letter from the Director: “Welcome to an Extraordinary Individual During Extraordinary Times,” June 2020

ESI Director John E. Fernández welcomes MLK Visiting Scholar Luis G. Murillo-Urrutia and introduces ESI's Principles of Conduct and Engagement.

June 5, 2020
Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate change

ESI Seed Grant recipient Charles Harvey is part of a team that used novel satellite data to reveal the true extent of peatland loss in Malaysia and Indonesia, with robust estimates of just how much CO2 is entering the atmosphere as a result.

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