Advanced Consortium on Cooperation Conflict and Complexity Archives - State of the Planet

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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022

Books for the Climate and Sustainability Enthusiasts in Your Life

Give the gift of deeper knowledge with these new books written by Columbia University scholars.

by |December 9, 2022

How Do We Deal With the Polarization Around Climate Change?

Suggestions from Peter Coleman, psychologist and expert in conflict and cooperation.

by |September 23, 2022
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How These Women Are Contributing to a Sustainable Tomorrow

For International Women’s Day, we highlight a few women in the Columbia Climate School who are leading on climate science and adaptation, and helping to promote equity, sustainability, and resilience.

by |March 8, 2022
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As Environmental Conflicts Increase, How Can They Be Managed?

Research scientist Joshua Fisher provides solutions in his new book.

by Eve Glasberg |February 23, 2022
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A Message From Women Activists Across Africa

In a recent workshop, grassroots women peacebuilders said they are being left out of critical decision-making discussions, and that the media isn’t sharing their stories.

by Anwulika Molokwu |February 18, 2022
Kongit Farrell

Restoring Peace in Family Systems in Communities of Color

A therapist aims to help her patients by adapting conflict resolution tactics during a fellowship at Columbia’s Teachers College.

by Kongit Farrell |January 21, 2022
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Bottom-Up Sustainability: The Case of Altavista in Medellin, Colombia

One size does not fit all. A community garden project shows how involving communities in planning and development can help make sustainable practices successful.

by Simón Ruiz-Martínez |January 12, 2022
Peter Coleman and poet Padraig Ó Tuama

Could ‘Peace Speech’ Save the Planet?

A poet and social psychologist at the Columbia Climate School explore the power of language in conflict resolution, sustainability, and peace.

by Lindsay Key |January 5, 2022
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Advice on How to Deal With Family Politics and COVID-19 Concerns This Thanksgiving

Feeling anxious about seeing your family this Thanksgiving? Check out these tips on how to avoid uncomfortable conflicts and enjoy your holiday.

by Caroline Harting and Acacia O'Connor |November 19, 2021