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  • Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst

    Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst

    After graduating from Columbia’s Sustainability Science program, Jeff took a bit of a detour but eventually ended up at his dream job.

  • First-of-its-kind Curriculum Will Focus on Climate Risk and Investment Research

    First-of-its-kind Curriculum Will Focus on Climate Risk and Investment Research

    The Earth Institute is collaborating with leading global investment management firm AllianceBernstein L.P. to create an intensive curriculum focused on how climate change can affect economic and financial outcomes.

  • What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

    What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

    The acquisition of Four Twenty Seven, a leading provider of insight on economic climate risk, stands out as an indicator that the climate crisis is seen as a material risk that corporations and governments must consider.

  • The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

    The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

    On May 2, 2017, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School will co-host conference for climate scientists and business and finance leaders to discuss to how a science-based approach can inform and guide investment decisions.

  • Honduran Farmers Help Design Insurance Against Climate Risks

    Honduran Farmers Help Design Insurance Against Climate Risks

    The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and local Honduran partners have been working to identify and implement farmer-driven, development-focused climate risk solutions. Through interactive exercises, grain farmers have worked together with the team of experts since 2014 to design and tailor index insurance in the pilot region of El Paraíso, Honduras. This video…

  • A Q+A on climate risk management in practice

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Graeme Hammer from the Univ. of Queensland a while back about his experiences incorporating climate information into the decision-making process of farmers in Australia. Something he emphasized a number of times during our conversation: simply giving out additional information such as seasonal forecasts isn’t likely to solve any problems…

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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

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst

    Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst

    After graduating from Columbia’s Sustainability Science program, Jeff took a bit of a detour but eventually ended up at his dream job.

  • First-of-its-kind Curriculum Will Focus on Climate Risk and Investment Research

    First-of-its-kind Curriculum Will Focus on Climate Risk and Investment Research

    The Earth Institute is collaborating with leading global investment management firm AllianceBernstein L.P. to create an intensive curriculum focused on how climate change can affect economic and financial outcomes.

  • What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

    What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

    The acquisition of Four Twenty Seven, a leading provider of insight on economic climate risk, stands out as an indicator that the climate crisis is seen as a material risk that corporations and governments must consider.

  • The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

    The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

    On May 2, 2017, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School will co-host conference for climate scientists and business and finance leaders to discuss to how a science-based approach can inform and guide investment decisions.

  • Honduran Farmers Help Design Insurance Against Climate Risks

    Honduran Farmers Help Design Insurance Against Climate Risks

    The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and local Honduran partners have been working to identify and implement farmer-driven, development-focused climate risk solutions. Through interactive exercises, grain farmers have worked together with the team of experts since 2014 to design and tailor index insurance in the pilot region of El Paraíso, Honduras. This video…

  • A Q+A on climate risk management in practice

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Graeme Hammer from the Univ. of Queensland a while back about his experiences incorporating climate information into the decision-making process of farmers in Australia. Something he emphasized a number of times during our conversation: simply giving out additional information such as seasonal forecasts isn’t likely to solve any problems…