Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

The Challenge of Sustainable Fashion

Young people, who are the primary market for fast fashion, are beginning to understand the environmental damage caused by the industry.

by |November 28, 2022

The Evolution of Sustainability and Organizational Management

Management education that omits environmental and other sustainability concerns will be inadequate as managers must navigate a highly regulated and complex organizational terrain.

by |November 21, 2022

Fossil Fuels Are Dying, but They’re Not Dead Yet

It’s relatively easy to hang banners and call for rapid change. It’s far more difficult to do the work required to build the new energy system we need.

by |November 14, 2022

New York City’s Dynamism is Why Our City Will Not Fail

Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.

by |November 7, 2022
George washington bridge in New York

New York Needs the Environmental Bond Act

The bond will provide funding for capital projects to protect our homes and ecosystems in an era of extreme weather and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. It is a necessary step, but it is far from sufficient.

by |October 31, 2022

Preventing a Fossil Fuel Comeback in Congress

It makes economic, political, national security, and environmental sense to promote renewable energy and allow energy price competition to drive fossil fuels out of the marketplace.

by |October 24, 2022

We Need a Realistic Path to Decarbonize New York’s Electric Grid

Decarbonization is largely unpredictable, but there are some elements we can predict.

by |October 17, 2022

The Private Sector Push for Environmental Sustainability

Building the organizational capacity to measure, analyze, and report a company’s environmental impact is necessary but not sufficient to reduce that impact. The next step is to build the capacity to reduce impact through changes in work processes and/or technologies.

by |October 10, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Weather: Protection, Recovery, and Reconstruction

When a weather disaster happens every hundred years, it is an emergency. When it happens every year, it is a routine, periodic occurrence from which we need to protect ourselves.

by |October 3, 2022

It’s Time to Push Congestion Pricing Over the Finish Line

Congestion pricing is close to implementation. All we need is a little political courage to push it across the finish line.

by |September 26, 2022