Tag: MPA in Environmental Science and Policy News

MPA Student Hopes to Bridge Gaps in Environmental Policy

by | 4.28.2015 at 3:18pm
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For Adrian Ang, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program presents a unique blend of skills that he hopes to apply to a future career in environmental policy and leadership.

ESP Alum Works to Bring Better Environmental Standards to Oil and Gas Industry

by | 4.9.2015 at 1:17pm
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Josh Garrett, a 2012 graduate of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, serves as the Director of Communications for Equitable Origin, a firm based in New York. Through his work with Equitable Origin (or EO), Josh works to educate people about how to transform the oil industry for a safer, cleaner future.

Lessons in Sustainability Policy

by | 4.9.2015 at 11:11am
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On April 7, 2015, the Earth Institute hosted a panel event and reception on ‘Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity.’ Over 170 students, faculty, and local professionals gathered in Low Library to hear a panel of experts speak about sustainability and the role of government. Panelists discussed local-level policy, the role of metrics, and what the future of sustainability requires.

Sustainability Students Explore Jobs in the Built Environment

by | 4.6.2015 at 10:34am
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What jobs are available to students with a sustainability degree, who are interested in the built environment? What can students to do to land, or create, a job in this field? These questions and more were answered at a mini-career workshop on March 23, which focused on “Innovation and the Built Environment.”

Student Profile: Carolina Rosero

by | 3.25.2015 at 2:32pm
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For Carolina Rosero, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program will provide the tools she needs to bridge the gap between scientists and decision-makers. She hopes to combine the skills she gained through her job in Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment with her coursework at Columbia to make an impact in developing nations.

The Acorns Were Here Long Before the Squirrels

by | 3.13.2015 at 4:23pm
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Forests are a critical component of ecosystems, and the effective management of this natural resource is a topic of great concern to sustainable development and humanity. On March 7, Ralph Schmidt, former director of forest programs with the United Nations Development Program, led a seminar on sustainable forest management for Earth Institute students and alumni.

MPA Students Partner with Raritan Headwaters Association

by | 3.13.2015 at 8:50am
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As part of the Workshop in applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis, students in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program are partnering with the Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) to help address emerging water quality and watershed resiliency issues related to climate change.

Record Numbers at the Annual All Ivy Sustainability Career Fair

by | 3.4.2015 at 2:49pm
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The Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair brought in a record number of recruiters and students last Friday, making it the largest and most successful fair in the event’s 12-year history.

Student Profile: Shravya Jain

by | 3.2.2015 at 2:12pm
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With several years of journalism experience in her native India, MPA ESP candidate Shravya Jain, came to Columbia to learn more about energy and sustainability policies in order to become a policy leader specializing in design, advocacy and negotiation. During her time in the program, Shravya has gained invaluable management experience working with her fellow classmates from diverse backgrounds.

MPA Faculty Member Selected as Sloan Research Fellow

by | 2.23.2015 at 1:21pm
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SIPA professor Suresh Naidu has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Economics, an honor that recognizes young scholars for “distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.” The prize includes $50,000 to support Naidu’s research over the next two years.