Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 30, 2019 ~13 min

Tags: energy pollution china economics policy emissions research government sloan-school-of-management business-and-management mit-energy-initiative

MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: cities sustainability energy china policy infrastructure electric-vehicles emissions research autonomous-vehicles automobiles mit-energy-initiative-mitei alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas


Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment china economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism

By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: crispr neuroscience autism china broad-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute genome-editing

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

Despite global phase-out, the ozone-depleting chemical is still in production in eastern China.

Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
May 23, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: environment pollution china emissions research school-of-science eaps joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change ozone

The (evolving) art of war

In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: china social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty political-science books-and-authors international-relations sciences

Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
March 29, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: china policy graduate research asia students school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science international-relations postdoctoral

Study evaluates China’s progress in establishing accounting measures to reinforce its Paris pledge

Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting, and verification of carbon emissions under China’s emissions trading systems.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Feb. 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment climate china economics policy carbon-dioxide emissions research government global sloan-school-of-management international-initiatives joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

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