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  • Ground-truthing With Yohana Tesfamariam Tekeste

    Ground-truthing With Yohana Tesfamariam Tekeste

    Tesfamariam Tekeste helps farmers reduce their vulnerability to climate change. She tells us about her work, as well as some hard truths about why those vulnerabilities exist in the first place.

  • Q&A: Using Farmers’ Perceptions as Data

    Q&A: Using Farmers’ Perceptions as Data

    Researchers at IRI have been developing index insurance, which would provide a safety net for farmers who experience devastating climate events such as droughts and floods that severely impact their crop yields.

  • Lessening the Impacts of Climate Shocks to Agriculture

    Lessening the Impacts of Climate Shocks to Agriculture

    In this video, IRI’s Lisa Goddard discusses index insurance and forecast-based financing as tools to reduce climate impacts in vulnerable communities.

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • Ground-truthing With Yohana Tesfamariam Tekeste

    Ground-truthing With Yohana Tesfamariam Tekeste

    Tesfamariam Tekeste helps farmers reduce their vulnerability to climate change. She tells us about her work, as well as some hard truths about why those vulnerabilities exist in the first place.

  • Q&A: Using Farmers’ Perceptions as Data

    Q&A: Using Farmers’ Perceptions as Data

    Researchers at IRI have been developing index insurance, which would provide a safety net for farmers who experience devastating climate events such as droughts and floods that severely impact their crop yields.

  • Lessening the Impacts of Climate Shocks to Agriculture

    Lessening the Impacts of Climate Shocks to Agriculture

    In this video, IRI’s Lisa Goddard discusses index insurance and forecast-based financing as tools to reduce climate impacts in vulnerable communities.