Climate Change and Sustainability Courses on OCW

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“The problem of climate change, the subject of serious work at MIT for decades, demands society’s urgent attention. Addressing this global problem will take deep societal change, and that means there is a role – and a personal responsibility – for everyone: every nation, every sector, every institution, every firm, every individual human being…

Perhaps the most powerful way to trigger new thinking on climate is to educate a new generation of innovators—here on our campus and around the world.”

—MIT’s five-year climate change action plan (Oct. 2015)

Climate change is a particularly hot topic at MIT, engaging its researchers, educators and students. Likewise, the MIT community is working hard to understand and find solutions for a broad range of environmental and sustainability challenges.

Learn more about these topics with about 40 highlights from OCW, organized below around several themes:

Note: This is a focused subset of a larger collection maintained on OCW’s Environment Courses page.

And be sure to check out MIT Climate, MIT’s online portal for learning and connection on climate action. Along with posts and podcasts from myriad departments and climate groups around MIT, OCW materials are a featured learning resource. Sign up on the site and join the conversation!

Science Foundations

Technology and Engineering Solutions

Economics, Business, Planning, and Politics

Humanities Perspectives

Related Course Lists

  • Energy Courses
    An interdisciplinary list of energy-related courses on OCW, with emphasis on courses comprising the MIT undergraduate Energy minor.
  • Environment Courses
    An interdisciplinary list of environment-related courses on OCW, with emphasis on courses comprising the MIT undergraduate Environment and Sustainability minor.

Last updated: 08/24/2017