State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Extraordinary Support for Unprecedented Global Challenges

The Earth Institute’s annual donor report for fiscal year 2011 is now available in an interactive digital format by visiting this link.

We remain committed to finding extraordinary support to unprecedented global challenges, many of which are outlined in this report. We have highlighted some of our innovative projects in research, policy, and education, as well as the partnerships that are helping to support them.

We’ve had an exciting year of accomplishments including the development of a new Millennium Village in Haiti while crop yields triple in sub-Saharan Africa, advances in the global water crisis through locally designed solutions in India, Brazil and Mali, and our first graduating class of sustainable development professionals entering the workplace, to name a few. The Earth Institute continues to scale up its efforts globally and at home by building on proven methods based off scientific research.

We extend our profound gratitude to all of the donors, students, faculty, staff and other supporters who continue to help make our planet a more sustainable place.

To request a printed copy of the report or to provide feedback, please email us at or call (212) 854-7878.

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