Sustainability

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Redefining our Relationship to Energy

MSSM alum Diana McCarthy-Bercury (’16) traveled from New Haven, Connecticut to attend the MSSM program from 2012 to 2015. Diana is currently an Energy Efficiency Program Manager at Eversource, an electric and natural gas utility in New England, which specializes in energy services. She is determined to leave a mark by not leaving a mark.

by |April 27, 2017
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The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

On May 2, 2017, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School will co-host conference for climate scientists and business and finance leaders to discuss to how a science-based approach can inform and guide investment decisions.

by |April 27, 2017
The team from the WOmen, Peace and Security Program talked to local women about their involvement in formal and informal processes of peacebuilding.

Women, Peace and Security Program Team Travels to Mozambique

Researchers from the Women, Peace and Security team believe that by learning about women’s everyday peace and security in the country, as well as women’s involvement in peacebuilding processes in Mozambique, the program can learn valuable lessons that will inform future research and educational programming.

by |April 25, 2017
Dong Guo talks to Chinese media during the annual China Fashion Forum in Beijing on March 29.

In China, Making a Fashion Statement

“It costs 20,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of cotton, which is just enough to produce a pair of jeans,” observed Guo—a stark measure of the importance of incorporating sustainability into fashion enterprises.

by |April 24, 2017
Students in the “Challenges of Sustainable Development” course presented their solutions for the problem of air pollution and haze in Singapore at Bard College’s Third Annual Asia and the Environment Research Conference. From left: instructor Jason Wong, Annie Block, Chelsea Jean-Michel, Marchelle Lundquist, Elsie Platzer, Francesca Merrick and Bennett Smith.

With a Little Software Magic, Students Create Pollution Solutions

Undergraduate sustainability students explored innovative software and 3D printing to create a set of possible solutions to help Singapore cope with a big problem: haze and air pollution drifting over the city state from burning forests in neighboring Indonesia.

by |April 20, 2017
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Transforming Organizations with Sustainability Management

“Trends are always nonlinear. Adoption accelerates because of policy and sometimes in spite of policy. Even if Washington has a different view, businesses and capital markets care about sustainability, and the movement will continue in spite of them.”

by |April 18, 2017
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Our Economy Depends on Earth Observation and Scientific Research

If we are to continue to grow our economy without destroying the planet’s basic systems that sustain human life, we need to learn a great deal more about our planet and the impact of human activities on natural systems.

by |April 17, 2017
Current MPA-ESP Student Tiara Cunningham writes about her experience traveling to Israel with SIPA's Israel Environmental Delegation.

Students Travel to Israel to Experience Current Impacts of Climate Change

Current MPA-ESP Student Tiara Cunningham writes about her experience traveling to Israel with SIPA’s Israel Environmental Delegation.

by |April 10, 2017
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Colin Kelley: Food and Water Vulnerability in a Changing Climate

Colin Kelley, an associate research scientist with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies regional climate in vulnerable areas like the Middle East in order to improve our ability to make forecasts, plan ahead and become more resilient to drought and other climate shifts.

by |April 10, 2017
Vincent Aurez, Ernst & Young Consultant

How to Get Your Head Around the ‘Circular Economy’

Vincent Aurez, an economist and circular economy consultant for Ernst & Young’s Paris office, spoke about how companies have drawn on intelligent eco-design, and developed or identified new markets for their waste products, to improve profitability while reducing global footprint.

by |April 5, 2017