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3 Uses for OpenLandContracts.org

Kaitlin Cordes from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment shares some of the ways she uses this repository of investor-state contracts.

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Diversity, Tolerance, and Success in the Global Economy

Though Trump’s America doesn’t recognize the value of diversity, New York City views maintaining economic, racial, national and ethnic diversity as an important goal and matter of public policy.

by |October 16, 2017
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What Is a Supervolcano, and Should You Really Be Worried About the One at Yellowstone?

Despite recent media reports, there’s no imminent threat, says Columbia geologist Einat Lev.

by |October 16, 2017
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Why There’s Hope for a Sustainable Future

The Earth Institute’s Steve Cohen explains why he’s optimistic about renewable energy, despite the current political climate.

by |October 13, 2017
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Forging Partnerships for Resilient, Low-Carbon Electricity Systems

As cities begin to rebuild infrastructure ravaged by hurricanes, now is the time to adopt climate-resilient energy systems. Innovative collaborations between public and private stakeholders can help.

by |October 13, 2017
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How Climate Change Will Impact Investors

A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.

by |October 11, 2017
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Columbia Landscape Architect Named MacArthur ‘Genius’

Kate Orff designs urban environments for the future by combining ecology, climate dynamics, and community.

by |October 11, 2017
Sustainability Management Faculty Kizzy Charles-Guzman

Kizzy Charles-Guzmán Named to City & State’s New York City 40 Under 40 List

Charles-Guzmán explores the disproportionate effects of the changing climate on communities of color and poorer communities.

by |October 11, 2017
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Highlights from the 2017 Lamont-Doherty Open House

Through interactive exhibits, games, goo, and a few explosions, people of all ages learned about geology, earth science, and climate change.

by |October 9, 2017
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Trump Cannot Stop the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Trump cannot stop the attention most of us are paying to environmental sustainability, and I remain confident that the transition to a renewable resource-based economy has begun.

by |October 9, 2017