State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Viewpoints

  • Finding Public Space in a Crowded New York City

    Finding Public Space in a Crowded New York City

    In a world where over 70% of humanity will become urban dwellers by 2050, the creative use of land for rest, recreation and community-gathering is essential.

  • From Sustainability Mirage to Sustainability Management

    From Sustainability Mirage to Sustainability Management

    Sustainability management is a more sophisticated form of management built to accommodate the environmental, social, economic, and technological conditions of the modern economy.

  • Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains

    Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains

    Measuring an organization’s impact on its environment is becoming a routine part of competent and effective organizational management. Extending that measurement process into the supply chain is part of current best management practices.

  • The Impact of Stalling the SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

    The Impact of Stalling the SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

    Opposition to mandatory climate risk reporting is the result of the failure of some American businesses and lobbying groups to understand that reducing and reporting on environmental risk is an indication of management competence having nothing to do with ideology.

  • How Can ESG Support Female Leadership?

    How Can ESG Support Female Leadership?

    Gender parity is good for companies. So why is there still a gap?

  • Questioning Mayor Adams’ Commitment to Protecting NYC’s Environment

    Questioning Mayor Adams’ Commitment to Protecting NYC’s Environment

    Mayor Adams is a superb advocate for environmental quality and environmental justice, but the city government he runs doesn’t always seem to follow through: New York City’s water infrastructure, decarbonization, and parks need additional staffing and funding if the promises made are to be fulfilled.

  • Congestion Pricing is Nearly Here

    Congestion Pricing is Nearly Here

    It is indeed ironic that Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis from Staten Island, and Democratic Representative Josh Gottheimer from New Jersey all share intense opposition to congestion pricing south of 60th street in Manhattan.

  • Pomodoro Pasta with a Side of Accountability: Addressing Food Waste in NYC

    Pomodoro Pasta with a Side of Accountability: Addressing Food Waste in NYC

    Experts say that over 30% of all the purchased food in wealthy societies is tossed. Here are some tips to curb waste and its climate impacts.

  • Environmental Sustainability and Consumption

    Environmental Sustainability and Consumption

    The best way to achieve environmental sustainability is to develop a circular economy with services and products that have the least possible impact on the environment. Attacking consumption is futile and a waste of effort.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Finding Public Space in a Crowded New York City

    Finding Public Space in a Crowded New York City

    In a world where over 70% of humanity will become urban dwellers by 2050, the creative use of land for rest, recreation and community-gathering is essential.

  • From Sustainability Mirage to Sustainability Management

    From Sustainability Mirage to Sustainability Management

    Sustainability management is a more sophisticated form of management built to accommodate the environmental, social, economic, and technological conditions of the modern economy.

  • Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains

    Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains

    Measuring an organization’s impact on its environment is becoming a routine part of competent and effective organizational management. Extending that measurement process into the supply chain is part of current best management practices.

  • The Impact of Stalling the SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

    The Impact of Stalling the SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

    Opposition to mandatory climate risk reporting is the result of the failure of some American businesses and lobbying groups to understand that reducing and reporting on environmental risk is an indication of management competence having nothing to do with ideology.

  • How Can ESG Support Female Leadership?

    How Can ESG Support Female Leadership?

    Gender parity is good for companies. So why is there still a gap?

  • Questioning Mayor Adams’ Commitment to Protecting NYC’s Environment

    Questioning Mayor Adams’ Commitment to Protecting NYC’s Environment

    Mayor Adams is a superb advocate for environmental quality and environmental justice, but the city government he runs doesn’t always seem to follow through: New York City’s water infrastructure, decarbonization, and parks need additional staffing and funding if the promises made are to be fulfilled.

  • Congestion Pricing is Nearly Here

    Congestion Pricing is Nearly Here

    It is indeed ironic that Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis from Staten Island, and Democratic Representative Josh Gottheimer from New Jersey all share intense opposition to congestion pricing south of 60th street in Manhattan.

  • Pomodoro Pasta with a Side of Accountability: Addressing Food Waste in NYC

    Pomodoro Pasta with a Side of Accountability: Addressing Food Waste in NYC

    Experts say that over 30% of all the purchased food in wealthy societies is tossed. Here are some tips to curb waste and its climate impacts.

  • Environmental Sustainability and Consumption

    Environmental Sustainability and Consumption

    The best way to achieve environmental sustainability is to develop a circular economy with services and products that have the least possible impact on the environment. Attacking consumption is futile and a waste of effort.