From nearly 100 letters of interest, teams were invited and funded to develop white papers. Twenty-seven teams have submitted their proposals and are currently under review.  A portfolio of flagship projects will be announced in Spring 2022.

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Title Research Theme MIT Faculty and Researchers
Bringing computation to the climate challenge Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Reducing Emissions Noelle Eckley Selin (lead), Raffaele Ferrari (lead), Tamara Broderick, Alan Edelman, Arlene Fiore, Glenn Flierl, Christopher Knittel, John Marshall, Youssef Marzouk, Elsa Olivetti, Bethany Patten, Chris Rackauckas, Daniela Rus, Adam Schlosser, Andre Souza, Gregory Wagner
Carbon>Building Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Mark Goulthorpe (lead), Nicola Ferralis, Jeff Grossman, A. John Hart, Jeremiah Johnson, James E. Kelsey, Randy Kirchain, Christopher Knittel, Richard Roth, Brian Wardle
Managing sources and sinks of carbon in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Charles Harvey (lead), Tami Lieberman (lead), Heidi Nepf (lead), Saurabh Amin, David Des Marais, David Hsu, David McGee, Darcy McRose, J. Taylor Perron, Cesar Terrer
Policy innovation and experimentation for effective and equitable climate solutions Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Abhijit Banerjee (lead), Iqbal Dhaliwal (lead), Claire Walsh (lead), Clare Balboni, Sarah DiCioccio, Gabrielle Hauray, Namrata Kala, Benjamin Olken, Maike Pfeiffer, Andrea Christina Ruiz
Quantifying and managing the risks of sea-level rise Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts Brent Minchew (lead), Carolina Bastidas, Camilla Cattania, Pedro Elosegui, William Frank, Janelle Knox-Hayes, John Marshall, David McGee, Nori Nakata, Sai Ravela, Brent Ryan, William Wheaton, Andrew Whittle
Reducing group-based disparities in climate adaptation Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Human Impacts Evan Lieberman (lead), Danielle Wood (lead), Siqi Zheng (lead), Kristi Acuff, Ann-Marsha Alexis, Paige Bollen, Volha Charnysh, Fabio Duarte, Sideena Grace, Nicolas Guetta-Jeanrenaud, Nadia Khan, Rorisang Lekalake, Asya Magazinnik, Dava Newman, Nicolas Studen
Strategies to reduce atmospheric methane Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Desiree Plata (lead), Saurabh Amin, John Hart, Charles Harvey, Harold Hemond, Asegun Henry, David Hsu, Jeremiah Johnson, Sheila Kennedy, Heather Kulik, Leslie Norford, Shuhei Ono, James Paradis, Yuriy Román, Yang Shao-Horn, Zachary Smith, Michael Strano, Yogesh Surendranath, Timothy Swager, Jessika Trancik, Bilge Yildiz
Stratospheric Airborne Climate Observatory System to initiate a climate risk forecasting revolution Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts R. John Hansman (lead), Brent Minchew (lead), John Ashcom, Brian Aull, David Burke, John Cho, Mark Drela, Kerry Emanuel, Dara Entekhabi, T.Y. Fan, Bob Galeis, William Herzog, Jalal Khan, Matt Stowe, Dave Wolinski, Beijia Zhang
The Equitable Resilience Framework Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Human Impacts Janelle Knox-Hayes (lead), Nicholas Ashford, David Birge, Gabriella Carolini, Rania Ghosn, Sally Haslanger, Caroline Jones, Miho Mazereeuw, Caitlin Mueller, Leslie Norford, Mary Anne Ocampo, Eric Robsky Huntley, Justin Steil, Lawrence Vale, Sarah Williams, Nicholas de Monchaux
The MIT Low-Carbon Co-Design Institute Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions 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
Tough to Decarbonize Transportation Climate Policy; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Steven Barrett (lead), William Green (lead), Florian Allroggen, Angela Belcher, Peter Belobaba, Sebastian Eastham, Christoph Falter, Randall Field, Betar Gallant, Emre Gencer, Ahmed Ghoniem, Edward Greitzer, Carmen Guerra-Garcia, John Hansman, Wesley Harris, Dan Hastings, T. Alan Hatton, David Hsu, Chris Knittel, Jing Li, Karthish Manthiram, Dava Newman, Sergey Paltsev, David Perreault, Kristala Prather, Ronald Prinn, Yuriy Roman, Jayant Sabnis, Shanbhogue Santosh, Adam Schlosser, Noelle Selin, Zolti Spakovszky, Ray Speth, Gregory Stephanopoulos, Yogesh Surendranath, Jessika Trancik, Kripa Varanasi, Ian Waitz, Jinhua Zhao