Departments, Labs, Centers + Programs
MIT administrative offices, academia, research centers and initiatives forwarding climate change science, solutions and action. Click on a group's profile below to get a snapshot of their work on climate change.
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MIT Climate Action
Platform for MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change and related activities by the Office of the Vice President for Research
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
J-PAL works to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.
Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS)
An Institute-wide effort to bring MIT’s unique strengths to bear on issues of water and food insecurity
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
A focal point for research on energy and environmental policy at MIT
MIT Center for Global Change Science
Improving our ability to accurately predict changes in the global environment.
MIT Center for Real Estate
CRE investigates the real estate practice and transaction from initial concept to market realization.
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Creating supply chain innovation through research, outreach, and education at MIT and beyond.
Harnessing the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address complex societal problems, starting with global climate change
MIT Climate Nucleus
The faculty committee that has broad responsibility for the management and implementation of Fast Forward, MIT's Climate Action Plan.
MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium
A new kind of academia industry collaboration, working together to accelerate the implementation of large-scale, real-world solutions, across sectors, to meet global climate and sustainability challenges.
MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
Developing breakthroughs for durable and sustainable homes, buildings, and infrastructure.
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
Mobilizing the substantial scientific, engineering, policy, and design capacity of MIT to create solutions to today’s environmental challenges
MIT Industrial Liaison Program
MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) is industry’s most comprehensive portal to MIT, enabling companies worldwide to harness MIT resources to address current challenges and to anticipate future needs.
MIT Innovation Initiative
A team at MIT tasked to develop and strengthen the innovation & entrepreneurial community at MIT and beyond
MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
MISTI matches MIT students with tailored internships, research and teaching opportunities abroad. MISTI also support international faculty collaborations.
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Advancing a sustainable, prosperous world through global and regional change projections that provide a scientific foundation for strategic investment, policy-making and other critical decisions.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center that prototypes advanced technologies to meet national security needs.
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
We seek to advance knowledge and educate students in innovation-driven entrepreneurship that will best serve the world in the 21st century by providing proven frameworks, courses, programs, facilities, and mentorship.
Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Exploring the potential of plasma science to find innovative solutions to environmental problems, with a focus on accelerating the pace of fusion energy development.
MIT Sea Grant
A Federal-Institute partnership promoting the conservation and sustainable development of coastal and marine resources
MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative
An MIT Sloan initiative working to build a more just and equitable future through the joint efforts of students, faculty, alumni, researchers, and collaborators in business, government, NGO's.
Terrascope is a learning community for first-year students to solve complex, real-world sustainability-related problems starting in their first semester at MIT.
Podcast series by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative that breaks down climate change topics for nonscientists.
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, contributing to increased planetary health via research that informs better public policy, and by advancing potential solutions
MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
MIT ChemE offers many opportunities to generate creative and transformative solutions to respond to environmental and sustainability challenges.
MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering
MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is creating bold solutions for sustainability across scales
MIT Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Department where the turbulent oceans and atmosphere, the inaccessible depths of the inner Earth, distant planets, and the origins of life all come together under one intellectual roof.
Department of Urban Studies and Planning MIT
Department specializing in global sustainable transportation, urbanization, communication, development and social interaction
MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering - DMSE
Department focused on understanding the creation, composition, structure, properties, and performance of materials – and to derive new, effective, and sustainable alternatives.
MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advancing the frontiers of nuclear science and engineering for the benefit of society and the environment