Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.

by |March 19, 2018
urban density

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
Andrea Ruiz

Andrea Cristina Ruiz is Using Economics to Combat Climate Change

Climate change will impact populations across the planet. MPA-DP graduate student Andrea Cristina Ruiz wants to bring their voices to the table.

by |March 6, 2018
sustainability professionals

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

SIPA Israel Delegation Trip: Cooperation through Sustainability

This student-led initiative takes graduate students to Israel for a rich exchange of ideas. This year’s trip focused on environmentalism, resource management, and climate change.

by |February 14, 2018
city in china

Turning Assessment into Action: Advancing China’s Urban Sustainability

How do you encourage cities to race to the top in sustainability performance?

by |February 8, 2018
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Sustainability Students Volunteer Problem-Solving Abilities

Student-led projects offered sustainability advisory services to three organizations in New York during the Fall 2017 semester.

by |January 29, 2018
plastic waste in the ocean

We Can Sustainably Manage the Environment—But We Need to Work at It

The story of plastic pollution in our coral reefs makes it clear how important it is to sustainably manage our environment.

by |January 29, 2018
Sara Kaddoura

Sara Kaddoura: Exploring Sustainability in Business

An alum explains how Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy program prepared her for a job incorporating sustainability practices at Loreal.

by |January 24, 2018

Global Environment Report Card Sees Dirty Air, Failing Fisheries

Many countries are making progress on improving water sanitation and protecting marine ecosystems. But air pollution continues as a leading health problem in many nations, and fisheries are deteriorating almost everywhere.

by |January 23, 2018