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The Boston Globe: President Reif Urges Two-Track Strategy to Achieve Global Climate Goals in 30 Years

April 25, 2021

In a Boston Globe op-ed, MIT’s president argues that the US must invest in new breakthroughs while also deploying all available tools today.

Ambitious goals are often called moonshots, but the challenge of addressing climate change will be even more monumental. This “Earthshot,” as MIT President L. Rafael Reif calls it in an op-ed published in The Boston Globe, is an enormously complex problem with no single right answer, no clear finish line, multiple stakeholders with conflicting priorities, and no central authority empowered to solve it.

In the piece, President Reif highlights the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as one way the Institute is working to create an innovation marketplace based on collaboration, not competition, to reach climate goals. Read the full story in MIT News.

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