food systems Archives - State of the Planet

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Olivia Smith: Changing the Way We Look at Food Systems and the Environment

A soon-to-be graduate of the M.A. in Climate and Society program hopes to influence policy that makes food systems more sustainable and equitable.

by |May 8, 2023
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Glacial Melting in High Mountain Asia Has the Potential to Overwhelm Hydropower Systems

Flooding in the region threatens hydropower projects and the safety of downstream populations.

by |February 10, 2023
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COP27: Meaningful Progress and Missed Opportunities on Food System Emissions

Did the conference deliver on its billing as the first “food COP”?

by Benjamin Ritter and Kevin Karl |December 16, 2022
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To Improve Climate and Food Futures, We Need More Rewards for Connection Makers

The networked approach taken by World Food Prize Laureate Cynthia Rosenzweig shows a path to progress in facing rapid climate and societal change.

by |June 6, 2022
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2022 World Food Prize Awarded to Columbia Climate Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig

The award recognizes her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

by |May 5, 2022
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Sea Vegetables Are the Future of Farming

Farming in the ocean requires little more than sun and sea water to provide nutritious food, create jobs, and restore coastlines.

by Madeleine Traynor |February 23, 2022
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11 Ways the Biden Administration Could Reduce Emissions From the Food System

As the president’s April 22 climate summit draws near, the federal action plan should focus on the enormous opportunities for emissions reductions in the food system.

by Kevin Karl and David Sandalow |April 8, 2021
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Future of Food: Exploring Challenges to Global Food Systems

The effectiveness of global food system is undermined by two key challenges: waste and nutrition.

by Mahak Agrawal |January 15, 2021
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Virtual Webshop Focuses on Food Systems, Shocks, and Actions

Between October 12 and 16, more than 1,000 people gathered online to discuss the challenges and opportunities for making our food system more resilient.

by Maria Dombrov |December 15, 2020

Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

by |August 9, 2019