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Sharing climate research and strategies in Paris
MIT Energy Initiative / MIT News | December 14, 2015

MIT events throughout recent climate talks underscore Institute’s global perspectives and partnerships.

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The hidden virtuous cycle of Paris climate pledges
Christian Science Monitor | December 10, 2015

As Paris climate talks enter their final stage, Jessika Trancik explains how pledges to cut emissions beget even deeper emissions cuts.

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David Forney awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor
December 9, 2015

G. David Forney, Jr., adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), will receive the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the IEEE.

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Graduates win Council of University Transportation Centers awards
December 3, 2015

Alexandre Jacquillat (supervised by Prof. Amedeo Odoni) won the Milton Picarsky Memorial Award for the best dissertation in the field of science and technology in transportation studies. Maite Pena-Alcaraz (co-supervised by Prof. Joseph Sussman) won the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best dissertation in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies.

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A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris
The New York Times | December 3, 2015

Engineering Systems PhD student Jesse Jenkins quoted in this article on what's next for climate change policy.

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MIT undergrad attends Paris climate talks
MIT News Office / MIT Energy Initiative | December 2, 2015

Joseff Kolman, who has taken Noelle Selin’s class (in which students review different negotiations that are expected to achieve certain goals) is attending the Paris climate conference.

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MIT students share perspectives on Paris climate talks
December 2, 2015

The students in Professor Noelle Selin’s ESD.S30 class are following the COP-21 proceedings via webcast, and are blogging and tweeting (#MITCOP21) about them.

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What really drives you crazy about waiting in line (it actually isn’t the wait at all)
The Washington Post | December 1, 2015

Richard Larson (a.k.a. "Dr. Queue") comments on the psychology of waiting in line. (Includes video animation.)

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Nations and billionaires pledge money for clean energy
Marketplace | November 30, 2015

Jessika Trancik quoted in segment on Paris climate summit.

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New climate negotiations could increase use of low-carbon energy technologies
MIT News Office / MIT Energy Initiative | November 16, 2015

New report by Jessika Trancik and co-authors explores potential impact of anticipated voluntary commitments to greenhouse gas reductions during the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.

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