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How Can Digital Payments Improve Climate Resilience and Disaster Response?

Panelists, including Columbia Climate School’s Lisa Dale, discussed the role that mobile payments can play in response to climate change at a United Nations side event.

by Kayley Beard |July 26, 2023

Student Spotlight, Part 4: Sustainable Development Award Winners Reflect on Their College Careers

Four graduating seniors recently named to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society share their post-graduation plans, their understanding of sustainability, and their advice to current students.

by |July 12, 2023

Student Spotlight, Part 3: Sustainable Development Leadership Award Winners Reflect on Their College Careers

Two students from the Class of 2023 share their post-graduation plans, their understanding of sustainability, and their advice to current students.

by Kayley Beard |July 5, 2023

Student Spotlight, Part 2: Sustainable Development Award Winners Reflect on Their College Careers

Three students from the class of 2023 who earned Departmental Honors share their post-graduation plans, their understanding of sustainability, and their advice to current students.

by Kayley Beard |June 23, 2023
people gathered under a tree

Study Highlights 6 Tools for Decolonizing Climate Research

While there’s no quick fix for the legacies of colonization, researchers argue that it starts with recognizing Indigenous knowledge systems alongside Western scientific methods.

by Sofia Fall |June 23, 2023
A rainforest surrounded by fog.

Can a New Forest Alliance Change Nature Finance for the Better?

The partnership of three countries—Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Indonesia—could play a pivotal role in reducing global deforestation.

by Ezekiel Maben |June 20, 2023

Sustainable Development Award Winners Reflect on Their College Careers

Three students from the class of 2023 who earned Departmental Honors share their post-graduation plans, their understanding of sustainability, and their advice to current students.

by Kayley Beard |June 16, 2023
Three researchers sit in front of a slideshow with a glacier image.

Melting Ice and Rising Sea Levels: Why 2 Degrees Celsius Is Too High

At a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change side event in early June, representatives from several countries discussed the urgent need to address global loss of water and sea-level rise.

by Amy Imdieke |June 12, 2023
Map of the US depicting states color-coded by number of bills passed (between 1 and 16)

State Legislatures Continue to Enact Disaster Policies in 2023

States have already filed at least 103 bills related to disaster resilience. Columbia Climate School’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness reports on what has been achieved so far.

by Lucia Bragg, Abigail Menendez, Gillian McBride |June 12, 2023

Announcing a New Podcast: DoveTale

Science and technology alone cannot solve climate change. The DoveTale podcast explores the interconnecting ethical, spiritual, psychological, moral, artistic, and historical dimensions of on-the-ground climate action.

by Ned Joyner |June 1, 2023