State of the Planet

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  • Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Sometimes the quest for public service can lead people to cut corners on the way they work to achieve what they believe are critical goals.

  • Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

    Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

    Today, most of those running sustainability units are trained in other fields. As they retire they will be replaced by well-trained sustainability professionals.

  • International Conference on El Niño, Nov. 17-18

    International Conference on El Niño, Nov. 17-18

    A live-streamed international conference on El Niño takes place on Nov. 17 and 18 at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

  • Psychology of Environmental Decision Making and Sustainable Behavior

    Psychology of Environmental Decision Making and Sustainable Behavior

    Countries vary dramatically in their records of environmental responsibility. Some nations such as Switzerland and Norway are well known for their willingness to sacrifice for the future good, while countries such Iraq and South Africa lag far behind. There are certainly socio-economic reasons for these stark differences, but is it also possible that human psychology…

  • Maps Made for Disaster Management

    Maps Made for Disaster Management

    Newly redesigned interactive mapping tools are helping the Red Cross make planning and operational decisions ahead of droughts and extreme weather.

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

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

  • Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Sometimes the quest for public service can lead people to cut corners on the way they work to achieve what they believe are critical goals.

  • Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

    Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

    Today, most of those running sustainability units are trained in other fields. As they retire they will be replaced by well-trained sustainability professionals.

  • International Conference on El Niño, Nov. 17-18

    International Conference on El Niño, Nov. 17-18

    A live-streamed international conference on El Niño takes place on Nov. 17 and 18 at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

  • Psychology of Environmental Decision Making and Sustainable Behavior

    Psychology of Environmental Decision Making and Sustainable Behavior

    Countries vary dramatically in their records of environmental responsibility. Some nations such as Switzerland and Norway are well known for their willingness to sacrifice for the future good, while countries such Iraq and South Africa lag far behind. There are certainly socio-economic reasons for these stark differences, but is it also possible that human psychology…

  • Maps Made for Disaster Management

    Maps Made for Disaster Management

    Newly redesigned interactive mapping tools are helping the Red Cross make planning and operational decisions ahead of droughts and extreme weather.