State of the Planet

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  • Columbia University at Davos 2022

    Columbia University at Davos 2022

    At this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Columbia experts provided analysis and actionable ideas on how to address the climate and energy crises.

  • Interactive Map Lets You Explore the Forces Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

    Interactive Map Lets You Explore the Forces Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

    The map, created by the World Economic Forum, includes analysis from experts at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

  • How Green Are Your Imports? This Index Provides an Answer

    How Green Are Your Imports? This Index Provides an Answer

    Many “green” countries depend on imports from more polluting countries. A new index takes this into account and could shake up rankings on global environmental report cards.

  • For Tomorrow’s Leaders, a Tool Box for a Complex World

    For Tomorrow’s Leaders, a Tool Box for a Complex World

    How are the global leaders of tomorrow going to secure renewable sources of energy, solve the problems of water scarcity, and maintain our standard of living – all while improving health, ending poverty, and accommodating a growing population and changing environment? The World Economic Forum, with its commitment to “improving the state of the world,”…

  • No reason to care about water

    Don’t get upset–it is merely an instance of irony. Irony works in getting people’s attention and emphasizing the real meaning behind it. The video is more for the general public who are not familiar with water issues, but it can also be motivating to professionals and people who are active concerning water issues. The message…

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

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

  • Columbia University at Davos 2022

    Columbia University at Davos 2022

    At this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Columbia experts provided analysis and actionable ideas on how to address the climate and energy crises.

  • Interactive Map Lets You Explore the Forces Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

    Interactive Map Lets You Explore the Forces Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

    The map, created by the World Economic Forum, includes analysis from experts at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

  • How Green Are Your Imports? This Index Provides an Answer

    How Green Are Your Imports? This Index Provides an Answer

    Many “green” countries depend on imports from more polluting countries. A new index takes this into account and could shake up rankings on global environmental report cards.

  • For Tomorrow’s Leaders, a Tool Box for a Complex World

    For Tomorrow’s Leaders, a Tool Box for a Complex World

    How are the global leaders of tomorrow going to secure renewable sources of energy, solve the problems of water scarcity, and maintain our standard of living – all while improving health, ending poverty, and accommodating a growing population and changing environment? The World Economic Forum, with its commitment to “improving the state of the world,”…

  • No reason to care about water

    Don’t get upset–it is merely an instance of irony. Irony works in getting people’s attention and emphasizing the real meaning behind it. The video is more for the general public who are not familiar with water issues, but it can also be motivating to professionals and people who are active concerning water issues. The message…