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ISSUE #99

The Coming to Katowice Edition

As the 2018 UN climate talks begin in Katowice, Poland, we'll be sharing updates throughout the conference on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We’ll also share articles on our website, and stay tuned for a special podcast episode.

If you're at COP24, we invite you to join us at these events. There will also be a special MITEI breakfast on December 11—contact Emily Dahl for an invitation.


WHAT TO READ (AND LISTEN TO)
What would it take to decarbonise the global economy?

The Economist

MITEI's Francis O'Sullivan and other experts weigh in with Henry Tricks in The Economist.
Mass electrification is possible

The Economist

Listen to the podcast with Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda discussing their paper mentioned in last week's Economist, which cites their argument for the cost-efficiency of mixing intermittent renewables with firm low-carbon resources.
Podcast: The human environmental nexus

MITEI

Frances Beinecke, past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, with MITEI executive director Martha Broad in our latest podcast episode, touching on the U.S. climate trajectory, the need for national leadership, and how to make an impact on climate change.

Listen


WHAT TO WATCH
Building a business and the C3E network

Allison Archambault, president of Earthspark International, talks about her experiences at the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) symposium, which recognizes women working in clean energy. Watch the video and see the 2018 winners in this year's symposium livestream.



WHERE TO APPLY
Student opportunity: Solar Spring Break

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

MITEI is now accepting applications for our 2019 Solar Spring Break program. We will be returning to Los Angeles, CA this year with GRID Alternatives' Solar Spring Break, which gives college students the opportunity to spend their vacation week installing solar panels in underserved communities.

Learn more →
Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab opens seed grant proposals

Deadline: Late December

J-WAFS is now accepting water and food seed grant proposals focused on innovative research with the potential to impact issues and challenges related to the world's water and food supply. Grants are up to $75,000 per year for 1-2 years. PIs at all MIT departments and labs are eligible, and applications are being accepted until late December.

Contact Andi Sutton for more information →
Marseille Winterschool on Multiscale Porous Materials

Deadline: Late December

The Mixed International Research Unit CNRS/MIT program will host the seventh edition of the Marseille Winterschool on Multiscale Porous Materials in Marseille, France. The topics this year are urban physics and multiscale porous materials in urban environments.

Travel stipends are available for graduate students through the MIT-France program and MITEI. Nominations for graduate students can be submitted to Professor Franz-Josef Ulm with a letter of nomination from the graduate student advisor and a CV from the student. The deadline for submission is December 10, 2018.

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Buongiorno is no pop star or blockbuster actor as one might expect. He’s a professor of nuclear engineering at MIT. He’s a different kind of famous—famous in the world of nuclear energy research and academia.

Read the interview by Wellesley College student Isobel Rounovski

Listen to the podcast with Buongiorno and other study authors talking about the Future of Nuclear Energy study.

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BEFORE YOU GO...

6 million

Number of trees expected to be planted by Poland to offset the estimated 55,000 metric tons of CO2 generated at COP24.

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