climate justice Archives - State of the Planet

COP27

What Did COP27 Accomplish?

Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.

by Emily Halnon |November 22, 2022
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Are You Feeling the Heat Yet?

Disadvantaged populations are hit hardest by climate change impacts. Let us practice climate justice by thinking of the unconscious injustices that we are a part of.

by Radhika Iyengar |May 3, 2022
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Ground-truthing With Yohana Tesfamariam Tekeste

Tesfamariam Tekeste helps farmers reduce their vulnerability to climate change. She tells us about her work, as well as some hard truths about why those vulnerabilities exist in the first place.

by Elise Gout |March 8, 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
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Colonialism Distorts the Quest to Save Heritage Threatened by Climate Change, Say Researchers

Climate change threatens to destroy invaluable heritage sites and traditions in marginalized countries — but empowering local people is key to saving it.

by |February 14, 2022
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Why Climate Science Needs More Women Scientists

Women scientists continue to face unequal access to resources and opportunities in climate science. This lack of gender diversity is concerning, since women around the world will bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

by |February 11, 2022
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Data Dive: Carolynne Hultquist on Spatial Data, Social Vulnerability and Disasters

Dr Hultquist discusses fusing GIS with crowd-sourced and social data to uncover new insights and inform disaster preparedness and response.

by |February 10, 2022
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Teaming Up for Coastal Resilience and Climate Justice in NYC

The Resilient Coastal Communities Project will help address the growing risks of storm surge, flash flooding and sea level rise, in an inclusive and holistic manner.

by Paul Gallay, Annel Hernandez, and Eddie Bautista |January 31, 2022

New Film Explores Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science to Understand Waning Arctic Sea Ice

A launch event will include clips from the film; discussion by Iñupiaq elders, scientists and the filmmaker; and audience Q&A.

by |January 21, 2022
A person in a red coat stands in front of ice two times his height. The ice is covered with a white blanket.

Glacier Blankets in Switzerland Highlight Global Disparities in Fighting Climate Change

Although geotextiles have helped to slow glacier melt in Switzerland, they are a climate change adaptation that’s not affordable or feasible in many developing countries.

by |January 5, 2022