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Adaptation and ResilienceCarbon RemovalClimate PolicyClimate ScienceHuman ImpactsReducing Emissions

MIT Faculty and Researchers

Audun Botterud (lead), Dharik Mallapragada (lead), Robert Stoner (lead), Saurabh Amin, Anuradha Annaswamy, Clare Balboni, Kirkor Bozdogan, Antje Danielson, Pablo Duenas-Martinez, Kerry Emanuel, Betar Gallant, Emre Gencer, T. Alan Hatton, Marija Ilic, Christopher Knittel, Donald Lessard, Jennifer Morris, Elsa Olivatti, Sergey Paltsev, Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Christoph Reinhart, Angeliki Diane Rigos, Sanjay Sarma, Richard Schmalensee, Andy Sun, Yogesh Surendranath, Jessika Trancik

External Collaborators

Kelly Sims Gallagher (Tufts University)

Research summary

We propose to create a new, multidisciplinary center at MIT, called the Low-Carbon Co-Design Institute (LC-CDI). The ultimate success of efforts to limit the pace and extent of global warming depends on the widespread adoption of fast-moving improvements in clean energy technology to enable climate-friendly economic development around the world — especially in countries that have large unmet energy needs, and which are particularly vulnerable to the disruptive effects of climate change. The LC-CDI will leverage MIT’s expertise and resources — in climate science, emerging energy technologies, energy-system design and modeling, techno-economic analysis, and energy-system regulation and policy — to enable emerging market and developing economy (EMDE) countries to address the critical, multidimensional challenge of meeting rapidly growing energy demand while simultaneously electrifying and decarbonizing their energy systems.

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