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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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Columbia Student Presents Climate Change Board Games at COP27

Sustainability Management student Jiangnan Shen co-founded a company that is exploring new ways to teach sustainable development. She tells us about the company’s games and how they can contribute to climate action.

by |November 18, 2022
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Photos, Tweets, and More: Columbia Climate School at COP27

Learn more about how Columbia Climate School has been advancing the conversation at the world’s most important climate change summit.

by |November 17, 2022
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Traditional Cookstoves: Fueling a Health and Climate Crisis?

Switching to cleaner cookstoves can save lives, cut carbon emissions, and promote gender equality. At COP27, world leaders should take steps to ensure universal clean cooking access by 2030.

by Benjamin Ritter and Kevin Karl |November 14, 2022

Fossil Fuels Are Dying, but They’re Not Dead Yet

It’s relatively easy to hang banners and call for rapid change. It’s far more difficult to do the work required to build the new energy system we need.

by |November 14, 2022
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Climate School Co-Hosts COP27 Dialogue on Accelerating Climate Breakthroughs in Small Island Nations

Leaders from all over the world shared stories of climate action and developed plans to advance action and resilience. This conversation is just the beginning.

by |November 10, 2022

What Is COP27?

In a recent event, John Furlow, director of Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, provided a brief overview of this year’s global climate change conference in Egypt.

by |November 9, 2022
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Report Released at COP27 Gives a ‘Terminal Diagnosis’ for Summer Sea Ice

The COP27 State of the Cryosphere 2022 Report has stated that summer sea ice will melt completely, likely before 2050. This outcome is deemed “inevitable.”

by |November 7, 2022
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Loss and Damage: What Is It, and Will There Be Progress at COP27?

This seemingly simple term carries a lot of baggage. Scholars at the Columbia Climate School are helping to envision what forward movement could look like.

by |November 1, 2022
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COP27: Delegates From the Columbia Climate School Share Their Plans and Hopes

A number of representatives from the Columbia Climate School will be attending the global climate summit in Egypt. Here’s what they’ll be up to, and what they hope to achieve.

by |October 31, 2022