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  • The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    A key step in developing the management capacity to build an environmentally sustainable economy is creating meaningful, actionable sustainability metrics.

  • Why We Will Meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis

    Why We Will Meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis

    Technology solves problems and creates problems, and then new technology is needed to solve the problems created by earlier technologies. It’s an endless cycle.

  • Sustainability Ethics and Metrics

    Sustainability Ethics and Metrics

    Today’s increasing emphasis on metrics in sustainability policy and management presents an interesting challenge for ethics. When ethics are discussed, probably one of the last things to come to mind is measuring them, particularly in numeric terms.

  • Assessing Global Metrics for Agriculture

    On October 1, I attended a symposium entitled “Going Beyond Rhetoric: Metrics for Assessing Global Agriculture,” hosted by the Earth Institute and convened at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.  Fifteen stories in the air, we were surrounded by miles of urban landscape — Queens to the east, Manhattan to the west, and no…

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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

  • The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    A key step in developing the management capacity to build an environmentally sustainable economy is creating meaningful, actionable sustainability metrics.

  • Why We Will Meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis

    Why We Will Meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis

    Technology solves problems and creates problems, and then new technology is needed to solve the problems created by earlier technologies. It’s an endless cycle.

  • Sustainability Ethics and Metrics

    Sustainability Ethics and Metrics

    Today’s increasing emphasis on metrics in sustainability policy and management presents an interesting challenge for ethics. When ethics are discussed, probably one of the last things to come to mind is measuring them, particularly in numeric terms.

  • Assessing Global Metrics for Agriculture

    On October 1, I attended a symposium entitled “Going Beyond Rhetoric: Metrics for Assessing Global Agriculture,” hosted by the Earth Institute and convened at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.  Fifteen stories in the air, we were surrounded by miles of urban landscape — Queens to the east, Manhattan to the west, and no…