Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

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Tackling Severe Air Pollution in Africa

An atmospheric scientist has been working to measure and mitigate a longtime health crisis afflicting much of the continent.

by |September 20, 2023

Protecting Workers as We Shift to Electric Vehicles

A fair labor agreement needs to protect against layoffs, provide resources for training workers on the use of new technologies, and include some form of profit-sharing.

by |September 18, 2023

Columbia Climate School Postdoctoral Research Program Now Accepting Applications for 2024

Doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D. or Sc.D. recipients interested in research on sustainable development can apply by November 1.

by |September 15, 2023

Climate Week 2023 at Columbia Climate School

As the official university partner of this year’s Climate Week NYC, the Climate School has an exciting lineup of events planned for September 17-24.

by |September 11, 2023

Predicting The Pace of the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

The size of the human population, the political demands globally for increased material consumption, and the finite resources we still draw from the earth will drive the transition to environmental sustainability.

by |August 28, 2023

How to Adapt to Climate Change, and How Not To

Adapting to climate change might seem to be all to the good, but some adaptations have negative effects that must be weighed against the positives.

by Ben Orlove |August 21, 2023

Repelling the Attack on Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance (ESG) Management

The attack on ESG must be repelled, and the best defense is results and improved organizational performance.

by |August 21, 2023

Technology, Culture, Economics, and Politics

Technological change has been the largest stimulator of rapid cultural change over the past two centuries and will continue to be the major cause of social, economic, and political change.

by |August 14, 2023

New Report Highlights the Complex Intersection of Antitrust Law and Sustainability Goals

The purpose of this new report is to provoke and support engagement among policymakers, private firms, and the wider public about the ways that competition policy can support sustainable development.

The Right Wing’s Endless War on the U.S. EPA

No one wants the environment damaged any more than anyone wants to see violence or crime. We need a new approach to protecting the planet, but that will not happen by starving agencies of resources.

by |July 31, 2023