Study: For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050

Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | May 1, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research energy greenhouse-gases carbon climate environment economics policy emissions weather natural-disasters climate-change poverty joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

MIT researchers release evaluation of low-cost cooling devices in Mali | MIT News

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative cooling devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Nancy Adams | D-Lab | CITE | June 20, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  international-development  poverty  agriculture  africa  d-lab  cite  research  technology-and-society  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering

3Q: Ernest Moniz on the Vatican climate dialogue | MIT News

Professor emeritus and former U.S. energy secretary reflects on recent meeting with Pope Francis and energy and finance leaders.

MIT Energy Initiative | June 12, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  climate-change  faculty  religion  ethics  sustainability  mit-energy-initiative  3-questions  poverty  environment  social-justice  econimics  carbon  technology-and-society  energy  emissions  greenhouse-gases

Fighting toxic stress in children is tough but possible | MIT News

Taking time to understand underlying causes of stress can help children escape debilitating health effects, symposium speakers argue.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | May 31, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  picower-institute  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  economics  social-sciences  neuroscience  poverty  medicine  learning  memory  pollution  school-of-science

For food-aid recipients, information is power | MIT News

A simple card explaining a government aid program leads to more rice for poor villagers in Indonesia.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 9, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  social-sciences  economics  international-development  indonesia  research  poverty  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office | May 7, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  africa  research  technology-and-society  global  international-initiatives  international-relations  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  mitx  esi  d-lab  biology  whitehead-institute  3-questions  school-of-science  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  education-teaching-academics

Empowering refugees worldwide by providing tools for social change | MIT News

New collaboration joins together MITx MicroMasters, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and MIT Refugee Action Hub.

Chuck Leddy | MIT Open Learning | May 1, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  office-of-open-learning  micromasters  economics  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  online-learning  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  poverty  data  analytics  technology-and-society  education-teaching-academics

Introducing a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to conducting comparative product evaluations | MIT News

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation teams up with the Technology Exchange Lab to produce a toolkit for technology evaluation in global development.

Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation | MIT D-Lab | April 25, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  poverty  research  international-development  cite  technology-and-society  d-lab  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Conference advances use of data and evaluation in policymaking | MIT News

Government leaders, social service providers, and leading scholars gathered for the second conference of J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative.

J-PAL North America | March 7, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  economics  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  research  data  poverty  government  policy  cities  political-science  social-sciences  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

A deep dive into the effects of trade | MIT News

MIT economist David Atkin looks beneath the surface of global commerce.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Feb. 4, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  shass  economics  faculty  social-sciences  research  profile  developing-countries  india  food  poverty  development  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  mexico  egypt  pakistan

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