State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Infrastructure and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

    Infrastructure and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

    For over a century, as America’s private economy developed, government played a role in investing in collective goods that would not have attracted private investment on terms that would have served the public interest. This role must continue to complete the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

  • Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy modernization is the goal, greenhouse gas reduction is a much-needed byproduct.

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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

  • Infrastructure and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

    Infrastructure and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

    For over a century, as America’s private economy developed, government played a role in investing in collective goods that would not have attracted private investment on terms that would have served the public interest. This role must continue to complete the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

  • Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy Modernization as Climate Policy

    Energy modernization is the goal, greenhouse gas reduction is a much-needed byproduct.