State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Category: Sustainability

  • Back to the Sundarbans

    Back to the Sundarbans

    As par of our trip studying land subsidence and elevation changes, we boarded a boat to travel through the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Servicing My GNSS (GPS) in Bangladesh Once Again

    Servicing My GNSS (GPS) in Bangladesh Once Again

    The sustainability of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and Bangladesh depends on the balance of sea level rise, land subsidence and sedimentation. We are measuring the latter two across the coastal zone.

  • Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    The long-term importance of energy efficiency is clear, but short-term competing interests can make it difficult to pursue energy efficiency and decarbonization goals.

  • New York City’s Gradual Transition to a Sustainable City

    New York City’s Gradual Transition to a Sustainable City

    New Yorkers know that a sustainable city is attractive, exciting, and capable of winning the global competition for talent and business. New York City can become that sustainable city while creating new businesses, flourishing economically, and being a model for the transition to cities all over the world.

  • Celebrating the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Celebrating the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    In honor of this year’s sustainability theme, we highlight just a few examples of the outstanding women scientists from the Columbia Climate School.

  • Preparing Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability

    Preparing Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability

    A Q&A with John E. Williams, Columbia Climate School’s sustainability programs director of student affairs and diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Our Toxic Environment

    Our Toxic Environment

    As our economic life becomes more complex and its technology advances, we need to match that complexity with regulatory processes based on scientific expertise and an approach toward regulation that protects the public but is also sympathetic toward innovation and the introduction of new products.

  • The Jobs Vs. Environment False Tradeoff Rises Again

    The Jobs Vs. Environment False Tradeoff Rises Again

    Political polarization has become a way of life here in America. Information and data take a back seat to ideology and tribalism. But the world we live in is getting more complicated and to navigate the complexity we need to find our way back to a factual basis for public policy.

  • Student Spotlight: How Two Sustainable Development Program Alumni Chose Their Graduate Careers

    Student Spotlight: How Two Sustainable Development Program Alumni Chose Their Graduate Careers

    Christina Deodatis and Lucas Chapman, current MA in Climate and Society students, reflect on their time at Columbia and offer advice for students interested in the climate field.

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • Back to the Sundarbans

    Back to the Sundarbans

    As par of our trip studying land subsidence and elevation changes, we boarded a boat to travel through the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Servicing My GNSS (GPS) in Bangladesh Once Again

    Servicing My GNSS (GPS) in Bangladesh Once Again

    The sustainability of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and Bangladesh depends on the balance of sea level rise, land subsidence and sedimentation. We are measuring the latter two across the coastal zone.

  • Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency

    The long-term importance of energy efficiency is clear, but short-term competing interests can make it difficult to pursue energy efficiency and decarbonization goals.

  • New York City’s Gradual Transition to a Sustainable City

    New York City’s Gradual Transition to a Sustainable City

    New Yorkers know that a sustainable city is attractive, exciting, and capable of winning the global competition for talent and business. New York City can become that sustainable city while creating new businesses, flourishing economically, and being a model for the transition to cities all over the world.

  • Celebrating the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Celebrating the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    In honor of this year’s sustainability theme, we highlight just a few examples of the outstanding women scientists from the Columbia Climate School.

  • Preparing Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability

    Preparing Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability

    A Q&A with John E. Williams, Columbia Climate School’s sustainability programs director of student affairs and diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Our Toxic Environment

    Our Toxic Environment

    As our economic life becomes more complex and its technology advances, we need to match that complexity with regulatory processes based on scientific expertise and an approach toward regulation that protects the public but is also sympathetic toward innovation and the introduction of new products.

  • The Jobs Vs. Environment False Tradeoff Rises Again

    The Jobs Vs. Environment False Tradeoff Rises Again

    Political polarization has become a way of life here in America. Information and data take a back seat to ideology and tribalism. But the world we live in is getting more complicated and to navigate the complexity we need to find our way back to a factual basis for public policy.

  • Student Spotlight: How Two Sustainable Development Program Alumni Chose Their Graduate Careers

    Student Spotlight: How Two Sustainable Development Program Alumni Chose Their Graduate Careers

    Christina Deodatis and Lucas Chapman, current MA in Climate and Society students, reflect on their time at Columbia and offer advice for students interested in the climate field.