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cake for 25th anniversary of IRI

25 Years of Translating Climate Science Into Action

The Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in an event on September 16.

by |September 30, 2022

Training for Dixie Fire Survivors Sheds Light on the Long Road to Recovery

One year after the devastating wildfire, residents of Greenville, Calif., are working to rebuild. Experts from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness co-hosted a training to facilitate the process.

by Elise Gout |September 15, 2022
The Greenidge Generation power plant.

New York Denies Air Quality Permit to a Cryptocurrency Mining Facility, Citing Sabin Center White Paper

On June 30, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation denied an application to renew an air quality permit for the Greenidge Generating Station, citing work published by Columbia Climate School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

by Jacob Elkin |July 7, 2022
kelp in water

Cultivating Seaweed for Carbon Removal in California: Barriers and Recommendations

Seaweed farms could capture and store carbon emissions. A new paper suggests leasing and permitting changes that could help the industry thrive in California.

by Korey Silverman-Roati |June 29, 2022
power lines

Announcing the Electric Resilience Toolkit

A new compilation of resources supports policymakers and stakeholders working on issues around electric sector regulation and climate resilience planning.

by Romany Webb, Noha Haggag, and Michael Panfil |June 16, 2022
ACToday’s Ethiopia country lead, Tufa Dinku (middle) stands with officials from the country’s National Meteorological Agency and other agencies during the launch of Ethiopia’s national framework for climate services

ACToday Empowers National Meteorological Services

As part of its goal to increase food security in six countries, the ACToday project has helped develop new climate services that lead to better agricultural decision making.

by |April 20, 2022

How ACToday Builds a Global Community of Climate-Trained Decision Makers

In the last year, project members trained more than 1,600 professionals and graduate students on integrating climate knowledge into food planning and policy, to help combat hunger.

by |April 13, 2022
jeffrey schlegelmilch speaking at workshop

In Madagascar, a Hurricane Simulation Transforms Into Real-life Disaster Response

Instead of leading a fictional disaster simulation as planned, Columbia researchers helped government agencies prepare for and respond to Tropical Cyclone Batsirai in real time.

by |April 4, 2022
mangrove forests near mesoamerican barrier reef

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: What’s New in the Latest IPCC Release

An interview with Ben Orlove, lead author on the report’s chapter on decision-making around climate adaptation.

by |February 28, 2022

Students Secure Funding to Prototype Lamppost Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

A company that grew out of a Sustainability Management class project aims to accelerate EV adoption by making access to chargers more equitable.

by Caroline Horrigan |February 18, 2022