Report of the MIT Global Environment Initiative Planning Group

June 04, 2013

To the Members of the MIT Community:

I am pleased to share with you the report of the MIT Global Environment Initiative Planning Group. The group, consisting of Professors John H. Lienhard V and Maria T. Zuber, was convened by Provost Reif in Spring 2012 to develop an execution plan for an MIT environmental initiative, for consideration by the new administration. This report is intended to complement the extensive Report of the Environmental Research Council released in April 2012.

I am grateful to John and Maria for reaching out broadly to the MIT community to document the broad and deep interest of our faculty on matters of concern on the environment, and for identifying the diversity of MIT research on problems that demand practical solutions supported by strong basic science.

The theme areas identified in the report represent outstanding future research opportunities for the MIT community that will focus the enviable talent of the Institute on some of the world’s major problems.

This report is now open for comment. Please submit your views by June 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT.


Chris Kaiser