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
Center for Electrification and Decarbonization of Industry Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Yet-Ming Chiang (lead), Karthish Manthiram (lead), Bilge Yildiz (lead), Antoine Allanore, Fikile Brushett, Betar Gallant, Ahmed Ghoniem, William Green, Jeffrey Grossman, Ju Li, Elsa Olivetti, Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Yang Shao-Horn, Robert Stoner, Yogesh Surendranath, Timothy Swager, Kripa Varanasi
Decarbonizing and strengthening the global energy infrastructure using nuclear batteries Reducing Emissions Jacopo Buongiorno (lead), Ross Allen, Sacit Cetiner, Fabio Duarte, Kerry Emanuel, Nicholas Fang, Benoit Forget, Charles Forsberg, Jeremy Gregory, Ruonan Han, Asegun Henry, Christopher Knittel, Gordon Kohse, Ju Li, John Parsons, David Rand, Carlo Ratti, Guiseppe Romano, Daniela Rus, Koroush Shirvan, Neil Todreas, Jessika Trancik, Kripa Varanasi, Erez Yoeli
Demonstrating safe, globally distributed geological CO2 storage at scale Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Bradford Hager (lead), Howard Herzog (lead), Ruben Juanes (lead), Michael Fehler
Directed Evolution of Biological Carbon Fixation Working Group at MIT (DEBC-MIT) Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Edward Boyden (lead), Matthew Shoulders (lead), Fábio Duarte, Claire Gorman, Robert Wilson
Emissions reduction through innovation in the textile industry Reducing Emissions Yuly Fuentes-Medel (lead), Greg Rutledge (lead), Svetlana Boriskina, Jeremy Gregory, A.John Hart, Jeremiah Johnson, Randolph Kirchain, Dava Newman, Bradley Olsen, Joseph Paradiso, Kristala Prather, David Rand, Zachary Smith, Luis Velasquez-Garcia, Erez Yoeli
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
Preparing for a new world of weather and climate extremes Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Science; Reducing Emissions Kerry Emanuel (lead), Miho Mazereeuw (lead), Paul O'Gorman (lead), Saurabh Amin, Kristin Bergmann, Timothy Cronin, Raffaele Ferrari, Xiang Gao, Brian Goldberg, Michael Howland, David McGee, Sai Ravela, Dan Rothman, Adam Schlosser, Kairos Shen, Justin Steil, Kenneth Strzepek, Jessika Trancik
Protecting and enhancing natural carbon sinks – Natural Climate and Community Solutions (NCCS) Carbon Removal; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions John Fernandez (lead), Daniela Rus (lead), Joann de Zegher (lead), John Aldridge, Marcela Angel, Deborah Campbell, Alessandra Fabbri, John Loomis, Björn Lütjens, Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia, Dava Newman, Roberto Rigobon, Cesar Terrer
Rapid decarbonization of freight mobility Adaptation and Resilience; Reducing Emissions Yossi Sheffi (lead), Matthias Winkenbach (lead), Christopher Caplice, Henry Chen, David Correl, Jarrod Goentzel, Xiaotong Guo, Angelo Gurgel, Annie Hudson, Milena Janjevic, Jonas Lehmann, Sergey Paltsev, Anson Steward, Josué Velázquez Martínez , Shenhao Wang, Jinhua Zhao
Revolutionizing agriculture with low-emissions, resilient crops Adaptation and Resilience; Reducing Emissions Christopher Voigt (lead), Antoine Allanore, David Des Marais, Mary Gehring, Benedetto Marelli, Kristala Prather, Jin-Ke Weng
Solar fuels as a vector for climate change mitigation Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Yuriy Román-Leshkov (lead), Yogesh Surendranath (lead), Martin Bazant, Christopher Cummins, Randall Field, Emre Gencer, William Green, Rafael Gómez-Bombarelli, Sergey Paltsev, Alexander Radosevich, Yang Shao-Horn, Zachary Smith, Gregory Stephanopoulos, Robert Stoner, Troy Van Voorhis, Alison Wendlandt, Bilge Yildiz
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
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