Mission 2021: Preparing the World for Climate Change

Mission: Prepare the world for climate change, specifically MIT and our host city of Cambridge and southern Bangladesh.


This year’s students in subject 12.000 Solving Complex Problems were tasked with creating adaptation plans for two coastal communities – MIT’s host city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and southern Bangladesh – to prepare for the negative effects of climate change over the course of the century. The students presented an analysis of the threats climate change poses to such communities and proposed solutions to address them in their website and final presentation.


Mission 2021 students presented their findings and recommendations to a distinguished panel including:

  • Professor Monirul Mirza, Environment Canada and University of Toronto
  • Professor Kasia Paprocki, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Israel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, MIT
  • Darci Schofield, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Spring Break Trip

The Netherlands

Final Presentation

12.000 Topic