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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
city in china

Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management recently released the China Sustainable Development Indicator System, a new sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities.

by |January 23, 2018
Hurricane maria's destruction in puerto rico

Puerto Rico Faces a Long Road to a Sustainable Future

Puerto Rico suffered an estimated $94 billion or more in damage, on top of an already sagging economy and $74 billion in debt. The island needs a total reboot. Can it do it sustainably?

by |November 30, 2017

Students Practice What They Learn in Unique Sustainability Curriculum

A workshop in the Environmental Science and Policy MPA program challenges students to integrate their knowledge and apply it as if they were working in the field.

by |November 15, 2017

Environmental Protection in a New Age

Paul Gallay, president of Riverkeeper, sheds light on natural resource conservation, holding the government accountable, and how to get involved in environmental preservation at this crucial time in history.

by |November 10, 2017
Earth Institute Fellows design

Time is Running Out to Apply to the Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program

If you’re a postdoc interested in sustainable development, apply by October 31.

by |October 24, 2017

Undergraduate Senior Focuses Thesis on Democratic Process in Ghana

Motivated by the opportunity to give back to her country, Ohemaa Ofori-Atta is studying Sustainable Development at Columbia.

by |October 20, 2017

Alumna Shares Her Experience as a Fulbright Scholar 

MJ Engel is an alumna of Columbia’s Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar currently studying in China.

by |September 29, 2017

Alumni Startup Brings Pay-as-you-Go Solar Energy to Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, only 1 percent of rural citizens have access to electricity. Easy Solar, founded by graduates of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, hopes to change that.

by |September 25, 2017

When People Must Make Way for Nature

It is the black before dawn at the gate to the Kanha Tiger Reserve, in the highlands of central India. The still air carries a dank, penetrating chill. But it is hardly quiet. A buzzing line of tourists is forming at the ticket booth, peddlers are pouring steaming cups of tea.  Groups of green-uniformed rangers chat… read more

by |July 17, 2017