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California’s Misguided Attempt to Force Urban Density

Government should encourage urban living by making it more affordable and attractive, and provide incentives for density; it should not try to mandate it.

by |March 19, 2018
Megan Ross

Megan Ross: Advancing Sustainability through Innovation and Cooperation

Sustainability Management graduate student Megan Ross thinks that banding together to advance sustainability might end up solving more than just climate change.  

by |March 7, 2018
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Summer Internship with Professor Steven Cohen

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking a paid internship for summer 2018? Apply by March 23 to work with Professor Steven Cohen.

by |March 5, 2018
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Funding Renewable Energy is Easier Than Taxing Carbon

Given the political infeasibility of a carbon tax to speed the transformation to a sustainable economy, we need to rapidly move on to another policy approach.

by |March 5, 2018

Palm Oil in the Amazon: Threat or Opportunity?

Small migratory farming is responsible for 70% of the annual deforestation in Peru. Can palm oil address this problem and lead the change towards sustainable development in the Peruvian Amazon?

by |February 28, 2018
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The Emerging Sustainability Professional

We are at the start of a new era in organizational management, and it will be led by a new generation of sustainability professionals.

by |February 26, 2018

New and Returning Employers at All Ivy Career Fair Indicate Growth in the Sustainability Job Market

New recruiters at the All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair — which included 100 Resilient Cities, Ceres, Covanta, Under Armour, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Optoro — show strong growth in the environmental sustainability job market. 

by |February 22, 2018

Trump’s Energy Dominance and the Future of Fossil Fuels

We have a presidency and an energy policy that is seeking to achieve fossil fuel dominance at the very moment that the rest of the world is desperately working to replace those fuels with renewable alternatives.

by |February 19, 2018

EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Misguided Conclusions About Climate Change

Last week, Scott Pruitt provided us with additional insight into his views about climate change.

by |February 12, 2018

The Politics of Technical Complexity

In addition to understanding basic science, we need to think about the use of the technologies that we develop.

by |February 5, 2018