State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Net Zero Pledges: Can They Get Us Where We Need to Go?

    Net Zero Pledges: Can They Get Us Where We Need to Go?

    The latest U.N. climate summit resulted in a spate of new net zero pledges. But net zero doesn’t necessarily mean cutting emissions.

  • The How and Why of Green Building

    The How and Why of Green Building

    Buildings account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.N. Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual in the building sector, these emissions will double by 2030. Fortunately, green building is on the rise around the world.

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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

  • Net Zero Pledges: Can They Get Us Where We Need to Go?

    Net Zero Pledges: Can They Get Us Where We Need to Go?

    The latest U.N. climate summit resulted in a spate of new net zero pledges. But net zero doesn’t necessarily mean cutting emissions.

  • The How and Why of Green Building

    The How and Why of Green Building

    Buildings account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.N. Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual in the building sector, these emissions will double by 2030. Fortunately, green building is on the rise around the world.