State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

South Africa

  • A Road Map for Minibus Electrification

    A Road Map for Minibus Electrification

    A report co-authored by the Center for Sustainable Urban Development offers recommendations for electrifying a popular mode of transportation in three African cities.

  • Rhino Number 100 and World Rhino Day

    Rhino Number 100 and World Rhino Day

    The sound of a chainsaw rises discordantly above all natural sounds, disrupting the quiet of a warm African winters’ day, a destructive sound at odds with the African wilderness. But it is not a tree that is being felled. It is the horn of a rhino.

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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

  • A Road Map for Minibus Electrification

    A Road Map for Minibus Electrification

    A report co-authored by the Center for Sustainable Urban Development offers recommendations for electrifying a popular mode of transportation in three African cities.

  • Rhino Number 100 and World Rhino Day

    Rhino Number 100 and World Rhino Day

    The sound of a chainsaw rises discordantly above all natural sounds, disrupting the quiet of a warm African winters’ day, a destructive sound at odds with the African wilderness. But it is not a tree that is being felled. It is the horn of a rhino.