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Letter from Laur Hesse Fisher, Climate CoLab Project Manager

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Dear Climate CoLab community, As of July 2nd, I’ll be leaving Climate CoLab and joining a different team at the institute, the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, to expand MIT’s public engagement on climate change, including the extension of the ClimateX Science & Action web platform. Annalyn Bachmann, who has been our part-time Project Assistant for […]

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Climate CoLab Winners’ Spotlight: Bill Ferree

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This spotlight is part of a series from MIT ClimateX about Climate CoLab 2018 contest Winners. Original post can also be found here: https://climatex.mit.edu/climate-colab-winners-spotlight-bill-ferree Can we, and should we, refurbish older, gas powered vehicles to make them more energy efficient and lower their carbon footprint? Aging commercial vehicles, including cars, vans, and delivery trucks, are a […]

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Climate CoLab Winners’ Spotlight: Sorin Simplaceanu and Bertalan Vecsei

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This spotlight is part of a series from MIT ClimateX about Climate CoLab 2018 contest Winners. Original post can also be found here: https://climatex.mit.edu/climate-colab-winners-spotlight-sorin-simplaceanu-and-bertalan-vecsei How can blockchain technology be utilized for climate action? Sorin Simplaceanu & Bertalan Vescei have developed the concept of ClimateCoop, a blockchain based digital platform for collaborating on and fulfilling the UN Sustainable […]

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Climate CoLab Winners’ Spotlight: Dan Ma, Caleb Wright, and Charles Yang

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This spotlight is part of a series from MIT ClimateX about Climate CoLab 2018 contest Winners. Original post can also be found here: https://climatex.mit.edu/climate-colab-winners%E2%80%99-spotlight-dan-ma-caleb-wright-and-charles-yang In addressing climate change, there are many moving pieces. From infrastructure, to energy, to sociopolitical factors – cohesive action across different sectors is imperative. Climate CoLab “Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development” […]

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Finalists Announced for the UN’s Absorbing Climate Impacts Contest

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Photo credit: Aysan Amirghiyasvand (Instagram: photomundial_) MIT Climate CoLab, UN Climate Resilience Initiative, and InsuResilience are excited to announce the Finalists for the Absorbing Climate Impacts contest. Expert Judges evaluated the 72 proposals submitted to the platform and selected 10 proposals to advance as Semi-Finalists. Semi-Finalists then had the opportunity to revise their proposals prior to […]

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