Open Climate Collection

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Open Climate Collection

The MIT Press presents the Open Climate Collection, a curated reading list of open access books and journals that expands our understanding of climate change and environmental studies, in support of the Open Climate Campaign. Climate change is one of the world's most pressing challenges and access to multidisciplinary, trustworthy research is imperative for scientists, policymakers, and citizens alike.

"If we are going to solve these global challenges, the knowledge (research, data, educational resources, software) about them must be open."
— Open Climate Campaign


Learn earn more about open access at the MIT Press, and how you can support our mission to make as much scholarship as possible openly available.

Open Climate Collection - Journals

Many of our journals are either fully or partially open access, so we are presenting only a portion of what is available.  View a much deeper collection of climate topics on the MIT Press Direct platform, or search for the topics of interest to you (make sure to filter for open content!).

Global Environmental Politics
Backlash to Climate Policy
James J. Patterson
(2023) 23 (1): 68–90.

Resilience and Nonideal Justice in Climate Loss and Damage Governance
Ivo Wallimann-Helmer

Tactical Opposition: Obstructing Loss and Damage Finance in the United Nations Climate Negotiations
Danielle Falzon, Fred Shaia, J. Timmons Roberts, Md. Fahad Hossain, Stacy-ann Robinson, Mizan R. Khan, David Ciplet
(2023) 1-25.

Multilateral Climate Finance Coordination: Politics and Depoliticization in Practice
Jakob Skovgaard, Kevin M. Adams, Kendra Dupuy, Adis Dzebo, Mikkel Funder, Adam Moe Fejerskov, Zoha Shawoo
(2023) 23 (2): 125–147.

Growing Apart: China and India at the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
Shiming Yang
(2023) 23 (2): 74–101.

It’s a Performance, Not an Orchestra! Rethinking Soft Coordination in Global Climate Governance
Stefan C. Aykut, Felix Schenuit, Jan Klenke, Emilie d’Amico
(2022) 22 (4): 173–196.

Accelerating Climate Action: The Politics of Nonstate Actor Engagement in the Paris Regime
Maria Jernnäs, Eva Lövbrand
(2022) 22 (3): 38–58.


Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization
Harvard Data Science Review

Open Climate Collection - Books

We are presenting a selection of open access books on topics related to climate change, but we have hundreds of additional open access titles. To explore the complete open library, please visit the MIT Press Direct platform.

Women and Climate Change
Examining Discourses from the Global North

Nicole Detraz

pub date: February 14, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

How to Reorient Computing for Just Sustainability

Christoph Becker

pub date: June 6, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

Age of Auto Electric
Environment, Energy, and the Quest for the Sustainable Car

Matthew N. Eisler

pub date: December 6, 2022
Funded by Direct to Open

Global Shifts
Business, Politics, and Deforestation in a Changing World Economy

Philip Schleifer

pub date: June 20, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

Sewer of Progress
Corporations, Institutionalized Corruption, and the Struggle for the Santiago River

Cindy McCulligh

pub date: July 25, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

Milk and Honey
Technologies of Plenty in the Making of a Holy Land

Tamar Novick

pub date: August 8, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

The Phoenix Complex
A Philosophy of Nature

Michael Marder

pub date: July 4, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

Seed Activism
Patent Politics and Litigation in the Global South

Karine E. Peschard

Pub date: October 4, 2022
Funded by Direct to Open

Catastrophes, Confrontations, and Constraints
How Disasters Shape the Dynamics of Armed Conflicts

Tobias Ide

pub date: June 6, 2023
Funded by Direct to Open

Global Carbon Pricing
The Path to Climate Cooperation

Edited by Peter Cramton, David JC MacKay, Axel Ockenfels, Steven Stoft

pub date: June 16, 2017

Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution

Charles Weiss and William B. Bonvillian

pub date: March 20, 2009
Funded by author

Discard Studies
Wasting, Systems, and Power

Max Liboiron and Josh Lepawsky

pub date: May 24, 2022
Funded by Direct to Open

From Big Oil to Big Green
Holding the Oil Industry to Account for the Climate Crisis

Marco Grasso

pub date: May 3, 2022
Funded by Direct to Open

Why Are We Waiting?
The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change

Nicholas Stern

pub date: April 17, 2015

"Open access must be the future of academic publishing. . . I applaud MIT Press for pioneering in open access, in cooperation with its participating libraries, and am delighted that my book on climate technology policy will be available with open access."
William Bonvillian

Senior Director of Special Projects at MIT's Office of Digital Learning and MIT Press author

Learning in Governance
Climate Policy Integration in the European Union

Katharina Rietig

pub date: August 24, 2021
Funded by MIT Libraries

The Resistance Dilemma
Place-Based Movements and the Climate Crisis

George Hoberg

pub date: August 17, 2021
Funded by MIT Libraries

The Politics of Rights of Nature
Strategies for Building a More Sustainable Future

Craig M. Kauffman and Pamela L. Martin

pub date: August 17, 2021
Funded by Arcadia

Certifying China
The Rise and Limits of Transnational Sustainability Governance in Emerging Economies

Yixian Sun

pub date: February 22, 2022
Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation

Extracting Accountability
Engineers and Corporate Social Responsibility

Jessica M. Smith

pub date: September 28, 2021
Funded by NSF Award #1540298

Effective Advocacy
Lessons from East Asia's Environmentalists

Mary Alice Haddad

pub date: March 23, 2021
Funded by Arcadia

The Untold Story of the World's Leading Environmental Institution
UNEP at Fifty

Maria Ivanova

pub date: February 23, 2021

Repairing Infastructures
The Maintenance of Materiality and Power

Christopher R. Henke and Benjamin Sims

pub date: October 13, 2020
Funded by Arcadia

Alternatives to Multilateralism
New Forms of Social and Environmental Governance

Lena Partzsch

pub date: August 25, 2022
Funded by German Federal Ministry of Research and Education

"With UNEP based in Nairobi and communicating with developing countries, open access content allows vital information to get to places where people have no credit cards for ordering books and no assured delivery mechanisms. Open access publishing at MIT Press paves the way for more policy discussions, better processes, and greater impact worldwide, from Nairobi to Northeastern."
Maria Ivanova

Director of the Policy School at Northeastern University and MIT Press author

The Immigrant-Food Nexus
Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America

edited by Julian Agyeman and Sydney Giacalone

pub date: March 24, 2020
Funded by Arcadia

The Science of Bureaucracy
Risk Decision-Making and the US Environmental Protection Agency

David Demortain

pub date: January 21, 2020
Funded by the MIT Libraries

The New American Farmer
Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Winner of the GFASG Book Award

pub date: November 12, 2019
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Global Meat
Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry

edited by Bill Winders and Elizabeth Ransom

pub date: October 29, 2019
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Bridging Silos
Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities

Katrina Smith Korfmacher

pub date: August 27, 2019
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Flint Fights Back
Environmental Justice and Democracy in the Flint Water Crisis

Benjamin J. Pauli

pub date: May 7, 2019
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Feeding the Other
Whiteness Privilege and Neoliberal Stigma

Rebecca de Souza

pub date: April 16, 2019
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Grounding Urban Natures
Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies

Edited by Henrik Ernstson and Sverker Sörlin

pub date: September 3, 2019
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Installing Automobility
Emerging Politics of Mobility and Streets in Indian Cities

Govind Gopakumar

pub date: April 7, 2020
Funded by Arcadia

Mercury Stories
Understanding Sustainability through a Volatile Element

Henrik Selin and Noelle E. Selin

pub date: October 20, 2020
Funded by the MIT Libraries

Just Urban Design
The Struggle for a Public City

Edited by Kian Goh, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Vinit Mukhija

pub date: November 22, 2022
Funded by Direct to Open

Innovative Transitions toward Just and Self-Sustaining Communities

Sheila R. Foster and Christian Iaione

pub date: December 13, 2022
Funded by the MIT Libraries

The Power of Partnership in Open Government
Reconsidering Multistakeholder Governance Reform

Suzanne J. Piotrowski, Daniel Berliner and Alex Ingrams

pub date: December 6, 2022
Funded by the authors

Sulphuric Utopias
A History of Maritime Fumigation

Lukas Engelmann and Christos Lynteris

pub date: March 31, 2020
Funded by Arcadia