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Columbia Climate School Releases ‘Carbon Markets, Nature, Rights and Climate Justice’ Roundtable Report ahead of COP28

Lessons from early nature-based markets have shown significant risks if the needs of frontline actors are not considered in every step of design and implementation.

by Johanna Lovecchio |November 28, 2023
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Student Spotlight: Ponce de Leon Tidwell

A senior in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development describes his path to natural history broadcast journalism.

by |November 28, 2023

Regulating Technological Complexity

It is in the public interest to regulate new and emerging technologies to reduce the harm they create. Broad policies can be set by law, but the detailed rules must be left to experts in administrative agencies.

by |November 27, 2023

Rethinking Boundaries in a Warming World

Climate-driven migration is sure to increase. Here’s why we need to embrace it.

by Cate Twining-Ward |November 21, 2023

COP28: Delegates From the Climate School Share Their Plans and Hopes

Columbia Climate School representatives will be attending the global climate summit in Dubai. Here’s what they hope to achieve.

by |November 21, 2023

Five Ways to Host a More Sustainable Thanksgiving

Food systems researcher Jessica Fanzo offers tips for a more environmentally friendly holiday.

by Jessica Fanzo |November 20, 2023

In Many Major Crop Regions, Workers Plant and Harvest in Spiraling Heat and Humidity

The ability of farmworkers to cultivate major crops including rice and maize may be compromised if climate trends continue.

by |November 20, 2023

The Mismanagement of New York City’s Government, and the Repeated Delay of Food Recycling

To enhance New York City’s services, local government must focus on management rather than politics and substance and outcomes rather than image and public relations.

by |November 20, 2023

She’s on a Mission to Plumb the Secrets of New York’s Disappearing Wetlands

Botanist and climate scientist Dorothy Peteet has been in the business digging deep into bogs, marshes and fens for more than 40 years, revealing natural and human histories going back thousands of years, and their role in changing climate. A final frontier: the obscure remains of New York City’s once widespread coastal wetlands.

by |November 16, 2023

Frontline Heroes: Predicting Climate Extremes in Africa

Advanced weather-forecasting tools and techniques, like those developed at Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), can help key stakeholders in Africa prepare for the worst.

by |November 14, 2023