State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

West Bank

  • Land and Conflict in East Jerusalem: the Role of Urban Planning

    Land and Conflict in East Jerusalem: the Role of Urban Planning

    Without an urban civil culture, it is impossible to promote political and economic participation, and a non-unified Jerusalem will remain.

  • The Environment as a Tool for Peace in the Middle East

    The Environment as a Tool for Peace in the Middle East

    Understanding the Middle East conflict is not an easy task, and adding an environmental component to the puzzle doesn’t make it any easier. Students in the Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East program, having gone through 16 days of an 18-day trip to the region, now see clearly how complex the issues actually are.…

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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

  • Land and Conflict in East Jerusalem: the Role of Urban Planning

    Land and Conflict in East Jerusalem: the Role of Urban Planning

    Without an urban civil culture, it is impossible to promote political and economic participation, and a non-unified Jerusalem will remain.

  • The Environment as a Tool for Peace in the Middle East

    The Environment as a Tool for Peace in the Middle East

    Understanding the Middle East conflict is not an easy task, and adding an environmental component to the puzzle doesn’t make it any easier. Students in the Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East program, having gone through 16 days of an 18-day trip to the region, now see clearly how complex the issues actually are.…