State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

MDGs

  • Education, Sustainability and the post-2015 Development Agenda

    Education, Sustainability and the post-2015 Development Agenda

    Starting in 2016, a new series of global monitoring reports will examine the state of education, using the framework of the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals that are to be finalized by the UN in September 2015. The first report in this series, the 2016 Report, will focus on “Education, Sustainability and the post-2015 Development Agenda.”

  • Solar Power Lights Up New Business in Uganda Village

    Solar Power Lights Up New Business in Uganda Village

    One-hundred twenty light bulbs were switched on in Ruhiira for the first time last year, using the innovative Shared Solar system installed by the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). The impact on villagers’ lives has already been tremendous.

  • A Call for One Million Community Health Workers

    A Call for One Million Community Health Workers

    By Anne Liu and Sarah Sullivan Extending the reach of public health systems through a well-trained and supported community health workforce is the best step we can take in meeting the MDGs. This can be done by strengthening health systems and increasing equity in health care access by extending care to the world’s most vulnerable…

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

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

  • Education, Sustainability and the post-2015 Development Agenda

    Education, Sustainability and the post-2015 Development Agenda

    Starting in 2016, a new series of global monitoring reports will examine the state of education, using the framework of the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals that are to be finalized by the UN in September 2015. The first report in this series, the 2016 Report, will focus on “Education, Sustainability and the post-2015 Development Agenda.”

  • Solar Power Lights Up New Business in Uganda Village

    Solar Power Lights Up New Business in Uganda Village

    One-hundred twenty light bulbs were switched on in Ruhiira for the first time last year, using the innovative Shared Solar system installed by the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). The impact on villagers’ lives has already been tremendous.

  • A Call for One Million Community Health Workers

    A Call for One Million Community Health Workers

    By Anne Liu and Sarah Sullivan Extending the reach of public health systems through a well-trained and supported community health workforce is the best step we can take in meeting the MDGs. This can be done by strengthening health systems and increasing equity in health care access by extending care to the world’s most vulnerable…