State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Pressure Mounts for Developing Countries to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Pressure Mounts for Developing Countries to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Calls are intensifying to phase out fossil fuels, and that is now beginning to occur in many developed countries. This shift will have profound implications for the developing world, which has vast untapped fossil fuel resources, but may be unable to realize their value.

  • Land, Resource Investments and Climate Change: 3 Key Takeaways

    Land, Resource Investments and Climate Change: 3 Key Takeaways

    Any discussion on climate change and sustainable investment in natural resources must grapple with land—a complicated yet crucial component of the search for equitable climate change solutions.

  • Flaring Gas: How Not to Waste a Valuable Resource

    Flaring Gas: How Not to Waste a Valuable Resource

    Every year, oil fields around the globe burn, or “flare,” an estimated 3.5 percent of the world’s natural gas supply. The gas is produced alongside oil and must be disposed of during the production process. Eliminating flaring would reduce CO2 emissions by as much as removing 77 million cars from the road. Moreover, the flaring…

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Resources

    Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Resources

    On Nov. 2-3, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment will host a conference on “Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources,” bringing together diverse stakeholders to explore the key challenges underlying the issue.

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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

  • Pressure Mounts for Developing Countries to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Pressure Mounts for Developing Countries to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Calls are intensifying to phase out fossil fuels, and that is now beginning to occur in many developed countries. This shift will have profound implications for the developing world, which has vast untapped fossil fuel resources, but may be unable to realize their value.

  • Land, Resource Investments and Climate Change: 3 Key Takeaways

    Land, Resource Investments and Climate Change: 3 Key Takeaways

    Any discussion on climate change and sustainable investment in natural resources must grapple with land—a complicated yet crucial component of the search for equitable climate change solutions.

  • Flaring Gas: How Not to Waste a Valuable Resource

    Flaring Gas: How Not to Waste a Valuable Resource

    Every year, oil fields around the globe burn, or “flare,” an estimated 3.5 percent of the world’s natural gas supply. The gas is produced alongside oil and must be disposed of during the production process. Eliminating flaring would reduce CO2 emissions by as much as removing 77 million cars from the road. Moreover, the flaring…

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Resources

    Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Resources

    On Nov. 2-3, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment will host a conference on “Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources,” bringing together diverse stakeholders to explore the key challenges underlying the issue.