State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Land Restoration Can Profoundly Benefit People and the Environment

    Land Restoration Can Profoundly Benefit People and the Environment

    A recent webinar highlighted how returning land to a more natural state can help the climate, the local environment, and nearby communities.

  • Building Resiliency in Sierra Leone’s Fishing Communities

    Building Resiliency in Sierra Leone’s Fishing Communities

    Coastal communities in Sierra Leone face threats from climate change, overfishing, and erosion. A new vulnerability assessment helps to pinpoint solutions.

  • Making Fish Farming More Sustainable

    Making Fish Farming More Sustainable

    Global per capita fish consumption has almost doubled in the last 50 years. And today, about half of all the seafood we eat is produced through fish farming, aquaculture. Can it be done sustainably?

  • Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Climate Change

    Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Climate Change

    Increasing understanding of the extent of coastal erosion and its interaction with other naturally existing geographical features such as mangrove vegetation is one of the areas of research that may help reduce vulnerability of small-island developing states to climate hazards.

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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

  • Land Restoration Can Profoundly Benefit People and the Environment

    Land Restoration Can Profoundly Benefit People and the Environment

    A recent webinar highlighted how returning land to a more natural state can help the climate, the local environment, and nearby communities.

  • Building Resiliency in Sierra Leone’s Fishing Communities

    Building Resiliency in Sierra Leone’s Fishing Communities

    Coastal communities in Sierra Leone face threats from climate change, overfishing, and erosion. A new vulnerability assessment helps to pinpoint solutions.

  • Making Fish Farming More Sustainable

    Making Fish Farming More Sustainable

    Global per capita fish consumption has almost doubled in the last 50 years. And today, about half of all the seafood we eat is produced through fish farming, aquaculture. Can it be done sustainably?

  • Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Climate Change

    Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Climate Change

    Increasing understanding of the extent of coastal erosion and its interaction with other naturally existing geographical features such as mangrove vegetation is one of the areas of research that may help reduce vulnerability of small-island developing states to climate hazards.