MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Archives - State of the Planet

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A Proposal to Decouple Food Systems From Deforestation in Brazil

Students from the M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy program traveled to Brazil to present their policy proposal at the 2023 Global Public Policy Network Conference.

by Deanna Coleman |May 15, 2023

Student Spotlight: Christine Ow

After she graduates from the Environmental Science and Policy program in May, Ow will work at the intersection of water and technology.

by Saj McBurrows |April 25, 2023
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Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Patterson

A faculty advisor in the Environmental Science and Policy program, Patterson shares her professional journey, emphasizing the importance of following your passions rather than staying in a job that doesn’t align with your morals and interests.

by Saj McBurrows |April 6, 2023

From Pre-med to ESG: It’s Never Too Late for a Career Change

William Hsu, who graduated from the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program in 2019, brings together different fields to advance an equitable and green future.

by Deanna Coleman |March 2, 2023

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem

Tjossem lectures in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by Saj McBurrows |February 10, 2023
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From Columbia to COP27 in Six Months: Cassidy Childs

Inspired into action by the Tubbs Fire in 2017, this Environmental Science and Policy alum is helping to bring justice and equity issues into environmental policy.

by Deanna Coleman |February 8, 2023
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By Favoring Allies, Inflation Reduction Act Could Delay Decarbonization Efforts

Domestic supply requirements in the landmark climate bill could make it more difficult to obtain the critical minerals needed for energy transition, and may disqualify many leading brands of electric vehicles from tax credits.

by Julia-Grace Sanders |January 13, 2023
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Alumni Join Forces to Protect Wildlife at Major Conference in Panama

Three Environmental Science and Policy alumni worked to protect wild fauna and flora threatened by the international trade at a major wildlife conference in November.

by |December 23, 2022
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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022
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Columbia Climate School Hosts 7th Annual Sustainability Careers Reception

Students and professionals met to discuss the challenges and real-world applications of sustainability and climate.

by Kayley Jewel Beard, Annie Delgadillo, and Arushi Singh |December 9, 2022