International Research Institute for Climate and Society Archives - State of the Planet

COP27

What Did COP27 Accomplish?

Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.

by Emily Halnon |November 22, 2022

What Is COP27?

In a recent event, John Furlow, director of Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, provided a brief overview of this year’s global climate change conference in Egypt.

by |November 9, 2022
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COP27: Delegates From the Columbia Climate School Share Their Plans and Hopes

A number of representatives from the Columbia Climate School will be attending the global climate summit in Egypt. Here’s what they’ll be up to, and what they hope to achieve.

by |October 31, 2022

Flooding Significantly Impacts African Food Security, Says Study

At a time when flooding is overtaking many parts of the world, millions of people in Africa are going hungry when croplands, livestock and infrastructure are inundated. But the results are complicated.

by |October 17, 2022
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Presenting Climate LIVE K12: RSVP for Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 Sessions

In the Climate LIVE video series, experts from across the Columbia Climate School present climate and sustainability content for grade school and university students, educators, parents, and the public.

by Laurel Zaima and Christina Deodatis |October 11, 2022
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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

Columbia Climate School Postdoctoral Research Program Now Accepting Applications for 2023

The application deadline is October 31.

by |September 7, 2022

Multiform Floods: A Growing Climate Threat

When different types of floods occur in close succession or simultaneously, the challenges to communities can be immense.

by Astrid Caldas |August 16, 2022
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What’s Causing the Devastating Floods in China, India, and Bangladesh?

Climate School experts explain the conditions contributing to heavy downpours that are displacing millions in Asia.

by |June 22, 2022
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How Can We Make Heat Waves Less Deadly?

Though often underestimated, extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S.

by |June 14, 2022